Tuesday, June 07, 2016

This is also part of the record of Bernard Lewis

Hamid Algar, of UC, Berkeley wrote this on an academic email list. I post here with his permission:
"A brilliant and unforgettable example of  the "prescience" of Bernard Lewis was his piece "August 22: Does Iran have Something in Store?" that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 8, 2006. Here he predicted that on that day Iran would unleash its (non-existent) nuclear arsenal on the Zionist entity in order to bring about the apocalypse. As a blogger remarked once the day in question had passed, "the nuclear apocalypse was milder than expected.""