Monthly Archives: March 2015


Mideast ills trace back in part to 1920 treaty

The following op-ed first appeared in The a Great Falls Tribune on March 18, 2015. In his “Messages to the World,” Osama bin Laden identified the Treaty of Sèvres of 1920 as the starting point for Islam’s vendetta against the West. Little remembered in the West, Sèvres is one of the five treaties that concluded […]


Recent review in Catholic Historical Review

The following is my review of Chiesa cattolica e minoranze in Italia nella prima metà del novecento: Il caso Veneto a confronto, ed. By Raffaella Perin. The review appeared in the Catholic Historical Review, winter 2015, vol. 101, no. 1, pp. 171-172. With antisemitism in Italy on the rise, any new research about this intractable problem […]


The Return of Avishai Margalit

Almost one year after a blizzard forced the cancellation of his scheduled talks at the University of Montana, Avishai Margalit returned to Missoula on 19 February 2015. One of the world’s foremost living philosophers and particularly prized as a brilliant commentator on contemporary moral issues facing Western societies, he gave a lecture the next day […]


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From HNN: This Is When Muslims in the Middle East Turned to Extremism 5

The following article by Richard Drake appeared on the History News Network on March 1, 2015. Source: http://www.historynewsnetwork.org/article/158616 In his Messages to the World, Osama bin Laden identified the Treaty of Sèvres as the starting point of Islam’s vendetta against the West. Sèvres is one of the five treaties that concluded the First World War. […]