The Dean of the “Arabists”

October 17, 2014 With Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis has been the single most influential, academically-based scholar of the history, religion, politics and present disorder of the Arab world. Now in his nineties and still productive he has propounded a general interpretation of “What Went Wrong” (the title of one of his most important books) with the once-flourishing and now disordered Islamic civilization.┬áHere, in 2004, he discusses with us–and in his words–“the roots of Arab rage.”