The Rushdie Affair and the Struggle Against Islamism
December 07, 2012
The persecution of a prophetic novel and a pompous novelist.
Egypt and the Liberal Realists
February 03, 2011
Washington—The democratic uprising in Egypt has brought into relief a gradual and little-noticed transformation in American politics. Over the last decade, ideological divisions over the role of democracy and human rights in American foreign policy have been scrambled. In the meantime, President Obama has restored foreign policy realism to the White House, giving a liberal gloss to what had traditionally been a conservative disposition.
A Child of His Century
February 24, 2002
The epic tale of Sandinista poet Pablo Antonio Cuadra.
Who Wants Peace?
September 28, 1987
MANAGUA—There is a small chance that the causes of peace, democracy, and hemispheric security could be advanced by the Arias plan signed by five Central American presidents in Guatemala on August 7. This could occur if democrats outside Nicaragua (especially Democrats in the U.S. Congress) are uncharacteristically shrewd and stalwart in forcing the Sandinistas to live up to the accord they signed. Timetables need to be drawn up for Sandinistas to meet, leading to full, representative democracy.