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Shadi Hamid
Senior Fellow ; Contributing editor ; Author . New book is 'Rethinking Political Islam':
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Shadi Hamid 2h
thank you!
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Alberto Fernandez 3h
This is very good, important read by .
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Damir Marusic 18h
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A lot packed in to a review essay—which is the mark of an excellent review essay. on the many directions in which the political decay already well underway in the United States could spin off to disastrous ends.
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rabiah ahmed 5h
So excited for our lunch panel tomorrow at the on "Islam vs. the West: The Lie that Keeps on Giving," with , , , and . Media, government, policy folks are encouraged to attend. Will be live streamed @CPSAN2 &
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Shadi Hamid 19h
On Heidegger, Arendt, and making sense of evil in the ones you love. From Mark Lilla’s The Reckless Mind
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chupacabrasad 13h
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That's probably the highest compliment I've ever been paid
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Wajahat Ali 21h
. impresses people with his debating skills but I just saw him polish off a giant brownie ice cream dessert in 65 seconds. It was...terrfying and inspiring.
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Shadi Hamid 13h
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That’s probably what Hannah Arendt would have said
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Ali S. Harfouch 17h
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There are some good critiques of Heidegger on those lines: his political philosophy was a natural result of his ontological commitments. Check out 'Against War' by Torres and Philosophy of Liberation by Enrique Dussel.
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MCQ Dec 15
As ever from , this is a really interesting read. Will definitely be checking out the book next year.
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Shadi Hamid 18h
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"She knew that Heidegger was politically dangerous but seemed to believe that his dangerousness was fueled by a passion that also inspired his philosophical thought," Lilla writes of Arendt's relationship to Heidegger
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Shadi Hamid 19h
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It seems, at least in Lilla's reading (and Arendt's), that Heidegger's faults were in "passionate thinking" but also, probably more interestingly, in a disdain of what I guess could be called normal politics
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Shadi Hamid 19h
On Heidegger, Arendt, and making sense of evil in the ones you love. From Mark Lilla’s The Reckless Mind
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Shadi Hamid Dec 15
On theodicy—the question of why God permits evil—after defeat. "Was the fall of the Confederacy, suffering a significantly higher mortality rate than the north, a punishment from God?" From my new essay on American war (and the prospect of another):
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Carlos Lozada Dec 15
. writes about one of my favorite books of 2017, AMERICAN WAR by . I stayed up until around 4am one night because I couldn't stop reading it.
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Nicholas Burns Dec 16
This is a very negative development for the State Department. It downsizes a Foreign Service already stretched too thin. It means we’ll be short of midlevel and senior officers 10, 15, 20 years from now. Congress needs to step in and stop the madness.
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Shadi Hamid 23h
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edited for clarity since clearly it was misunderstood, but I stand by (and would be willing to argue for hours) the basic point of the tread. of course, no one's required to agree with me
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Shadi Hamid 23h
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And it's not just that the US hasn't been a force for good in the Middle East—the US isn't a human rights NGO after all—but that it's strengthened and sustained some of the world's most repressive regimes, regimes that have been at the forefront of snuffing out the human spirit
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Shadi Hamid 23h
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A reminder that the U.S. has—eventually, after decades of doing various terrible things—been on balance a force for good in most regions, with one real, but very big, exception: the Middle East
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