Bernard Lewis and Norman Podhoretz discuss the Middle East

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Islam historian Bernard Lewis (right) and Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz dis

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Islam historian Bernard Lewis and Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz discuss the history and future of the Middle East. (56:54) “Deterrents worked with the Soviets and the Chinese because the Soviets were not suicidal and because they knew that, if they launched the first strike, there would be a second strike that would annihilate them. Mutually assured destruction. And mutually assured destruction can’t work in relation to Iran because these are people who you might say are in love with useful death.”

Recorded on Monday, November 12, 2012