Patrick Lang

January 07, 2008
In large part this book about U S -Iranian-Israeli international relations sets out to make a case for the progressive secularization of the post-revolutionary Iranian state In Treacherous Alliance Trita Parsi adjunct professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University argues cogent
October 29, 2007
This book has convinced me that just about any country on earth can have nuclear weapons if it wants them My conclusion from reading The Atomic Bazaar is that it is still possible to stop or impede any particular program but the general process of nuclear proliferation is now so advanced that it i
October 02, 2006
The Al Qaeda that most Americans imagine does not exist. It is largely a figment of our imaginations and fears, a phantom that never existed in the way that many of us imagine. Al Qaeda is not an "organization" in the Western sense of the word. It is a movement, a historical phenomenon and
May 29, 2006

“For 14 hours yesterday, I was at work—teaching Christ to lift his cross by the numbers, and how to adjust his crown; and not to imagine he thirst until after the last halt. I attended his Supper to see that there were no complaints; and inspected his feet that they should be worthy of the nails

August 04, 2003
What is truth? John the Evangelist attributes this question to Pilate in his examination of Jesus. Pilate was expressing his frustration over the unpleasant reality that the man before him was probably innocent of the charge of treason to the Roman state, but that it would nevertheless be necessary,
March 10, 2003
Since the heinous attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, the Bush administration has issued an unending stream of statements informing us that these barbarous crimes were committed by people who embrace a “perverted version of Islam” or by those