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From
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Summer 5766 / 2006, no. 25


From the Editors:

Forward?
By Assaf Sagiv


Currents:

How to Speak Politically About Religion
By Pierre Manent
Are Christendom and Islam at War?


Essays:

God's Alliance with Man
By Joshua A. Berman
By adopting the features of ancient treaties, the Bible effected a revolution in the way we relate to God and to each other.

Voodoo Demographics
By Roberta Seid, Michael L. Wise, Bennett Zimmerman
Why the Palestinians radically inflate their population figures—and what this means for the future of the Middle East.

The Haredim: A Defense
By Aharon Rose
How scholars have misunderstood the ultra-Orthodox.


Reviews:

Suicide Watch
Reviewed by Aharon Horwitz
Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terrorism by Mia Bloom

Confused Warfare
Reviewed by Yagil Henkin
Diffused Warfare: War in the Twenty-First Century by Haim Assa, Yedidya Ya'ari

Sandstorm
Reviewed by Noah Pollak
Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam by Mark Bowden

Fukuyama's Second Thoughts
Reviewed by Jonah Goldberg
America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and the Neo-Conservative Legacy by Francis Fukuyama


Correspondence:

Jonathan S. Tobin, Jerome S. Kaufman, and others.



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