Ajami receives the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Ajami receives the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism
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Ajami receives the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism
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New York Post

Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the cochair of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, was honored yesterday with the thirteenth annual Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism presented by the Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation and NewsCorp. The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation gives the award to the columnist, editorialist or reporter whose work best reflects the spirit that animated the writings of Eric Breindel: love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism. Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson received this award in 2002. Ajami is a fervid foe of Islamist tyranny who combines the erudition and sweeping vision of a historian with the magnetic voice of a gifted prose stylist. He has received numerous other awards, including the Bradley Prize and the National Humanities Medal (both in 2006). Ajami’s work covering the Middle East and US foreign policy has frequently appeared in the Wall Street Journal. He has also made many contributions to the Arab Spring. Click here to read the full article.