Zachary Karabell





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One of America's favorite pastimes is to play the "what would the Founding Fathers say" game. Just pick an issue du jour, and ask the question. Given that today's world (Google, Twitter, television) is probably way beyond even the imagination of the 18th-century designers of the Constitution, the game usually says more about today's partisan fights than about the Founders.


But on one contemporar...

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“In many respects, the conquests were swift and largely bloodless. Instead of the usual scenes of wanton death and destruction, the cities and towns occupied by the Arabs were treated almost gently, and seem to have welcomed the exchange of rulers. Given the disarray of both the Persian and the Byzantine armies in the region, and the absence of strong organized resistance, that makes sense. There was, in essence, no need for substantial violence.”
Zachary Karabell, Peace Be upon You: The Story of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence

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