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Columns and Articles by Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman

April 15, 2017

Closing the American Great Divide


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April 08, 2017

World Happiness Report


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March 25, 2017

The Trouble With Today?s "Cassandras."


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March 11, 2017

The Role of Language in Politics


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January 21, 2017

World Law and Reciprocity


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January 07, 2017

Israel and Its Changing Neighborhood


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December 31, 2016

Who Are Americans? Multiethnic or Multicultural?


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December 24, 2016

Tradition!


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November 26, 2016

Celebrating Native American Food


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November 19, 2016

Culture Matters Part 2


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September 22, 2016

Is There Global Rule of Law?


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August 20, 2016

Culture Matters: International (Part 2 of 2)


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August 13, 2016

Culture Matters! Part 1 of 2.


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July 09, 2016

Profiling the Muslim Community


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June 18, 2016

Religion, Sexuality, and Homosexuality


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May 14, 2016

Saudi Arabia: Our Troubled and Troublesome Ally (Part 1 of 2)


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May 07, 2016

What Use Are Good Manners?


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April 30, 2016

1400 Years of Inbreeding


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April 02, 2016

What is a Patriot?


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March 19, 2016

Political Parties Are Not Permanent.


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March 12, 2016

Anger is No Substitute for Thinking.


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March 05, 2016

With Women Like These?..


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February 13, 2016

How Our Presidents Promote Tolerance


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January 30, 2016

The Long Decline of Christians in the Muslim World.


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January 16, 2016

Poll Finds Christian-Muslim Divide on Religious Freedom.


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January 02, 2016

Darwin Awards for 2015


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December 19, 2015

Neither Bigot Not Apologist.


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October 24, 2015

Afghan Problems


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October 17, 2015

The Saudis Are Not Alone in Religious Stampedes.


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October 10, 2015

The World Has A Strange Fixation on Sex.


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September 05, 2015

Tradition!


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July 04, 2015

Human Rights Widen In the West, Vanish Elsewhere.


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June 13, 2015

Asking the Wrong Question Can Lead to War.


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May 09, 2015

Europe?s Newest Invasion needs Tough Love.


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May 02, 2015

The Nation-State Idea is Not Cast in Stone.


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April 18, 2015

"Clash of Traditions" Offer Glimmers of Hope


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March 14, 2015

Poor Jihadi John: People Picked on Him!


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March 07, 2015

What to do with Returning Jihadis?


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February 21, 2015

Annual Darwin Awards


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February 10, 2015

Victimization Has Become Chic---Diluting the Message.


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January 17, 2015

Whose Fault Are the French Jihadi Murders?


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January 10, 2015

It is Not Smart to Take Rule of Law for Granted.


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January 03, 2015

Youth who seek "meaning" find it in bad places.


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December 20, 2014

Belief and Writing: It Must Be True If It Is Written Down.


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December 13, 2014

Europe Rethinks Multiculturalism


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December 06, 2014

Some Thoughts on Ferguson


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Is Iran?s Islamic Revolution Melting?


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November 29, 2014

The Women?s Revolution Threatens The Old Guard


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November 15, 2014

We Must Put the "Crises of the Moment" in Context.


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November 08, 2014

Debates About "Intrinsic Islam"


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October 11, 2014

What Makes a British Muslim An Executioner?


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September 06, 2014

Ebola Is Just The Tip of an Iceberg.


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July 26, 2014

Prejudice: Is it Culture or Race?


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June 14, 2014

An Iranian in Exile Takes On a British MP.


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April 05, 2014

“When They Love Their Children….”


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December 14, 2013

Alarms Bells Are Going Off As Al Qaeda Networks Spread.


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December 07, 2013

Can We Legislate Against Sin?


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October 19, 2013

Democracy Has Strings Attached.


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August 31, 2013

Darwin Awards: People Who Should Not Be Part of the Gene Pool


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August 24, 2013

Genetics: Do Persistent Close-Cousin Marriages Have Consequences?


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August 10, 2013

Europe Has an Ostrich Problem: Denial of Immigrant Violence


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July 30, 2013

Making Excuses for Jihadis.


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July 20, 2013

Egypt’s Problems Go Beyond Morsi.


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May 25, 2013

“I'll Eat His Liver---But Not With Chianti.”


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April 06, 2013

An Important Iranian Visitor is Coming: The Cyrus Cylinder


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February 16, 2013

Here Are the Annual Darwin Awards


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February 09, 2013

We Are Providing the Wrong Cure to Dysfunctional Nations


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January 26, 2013

Europe’s Multicultural Model Is Changing.


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December 15, 2012

What Can a Husband Do About a Disobedient Wife?


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December 08, 2012

Should National Defense be "Proportional?"


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November 17, 2012

Morphing to Murder


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November 03, 2012

Why the Taliban Shot a Teenage Girl


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October 20, 2012

The Sad Tale of Three Misled Young People Unfolds


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October 06, 2012

The Saudis Have A “Modest Proposal” for Women


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September 15, 2012

When is Cultural Criticism “Racism?”


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August 18, 2012

Egypt Has Post-Election Blues.


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August 11, 2012

Can There Be A World Without History? Militant Islamists Think So.


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July 07, 2012

Does Equality Mean “The Same?”


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June 16, 2012

Can We Rescue Our Democracy?


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June 02, 2012

Sometimes Inaction Against Bad Guys Has Dangerous Consequences.


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May 19, 2012

Is There a Legal Problem with “Hate Crimes?”


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May 05, 2012

The European Uprisings of 1848 Reverberate in Today’s Arab Spring


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April 14, 2012

What Has Become of Academic Critical Thinking?


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April 07, 2012

The Clash of Civilizations Has New Venues


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March 17, 2012

Denial is not a river in Egypt.


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March 07, 2012

The UN Finally Identifies “Harmful Customs.”


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February 21, 2012

How Is Citizenship Determined Around the World?


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February 18, 2012

Time to Revisit the Abused “L” Word, “L” for “Liberal.”


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January 26, 2012

Democracy Can Have a Dark Underbelly


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January 21, 2012

Attacking the British Embassy is an Iranian Rite of Passage.


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January 07, 2012

Arab Spring Is a Conflict between Religion and Nationalism.


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December 08, 2011

TV Humor and Soaps Are Potent Tools For Democracy.


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November 19, 2011

Do We Have an Epidemic of Sexual Abuse?


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October 22, 2011

Is Human Violence Really on the Wane? Part 1 of 2


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October 18, 2011

Community: Is Letting the Penniless Sick Die an Option?


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October 15, 2011

What are the Best and Worst Countries for Women? (Part 2)


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October 08, 2011

How Goes It With Marriage Around the World?(Part 1)


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September 17, 2011

How Did the Media Cover 9/11?


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August 27, 2011

Does Free Speech Include Hacking and Mayhem?


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August 23, 2011

All the News That’s Fit To Print?


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August 20, 2011

Do We Know What Makes People Evil?


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July 26, 2011

More Humans Can Read, But What Are They Reading?


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June 18, 2011

For Girls, Idealism Can Be Deadly.


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June 11, 2011

Sometimes Marriage and Childbirth Customs Have Serious Consequences.


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June 04, 2011

There Are Consequences For Lying


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May 21, 2011

Europe Has Immigration Problems on Steroids!


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May 10, 2011

What is the future of religion around the world?


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May 07, 2011

Does the Bin Laden Decapitated Snake Still Have Life?


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April 16, 2011

How Do We Deal With “Sticks and Stones?”


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March 05, 2011

How Goes It With Women Around the World?


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February 24, 2011

Iran Is Closer To Imploding


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February 19, 2011

Why Egypt and Not Iran?


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January 22, 2011

Can National Cultures Really Change?


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January 15, 2011

Why Do We Hate Government?


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January 09, 2011

A Few Surprises Are Happening in Afghanistan!


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January 08, 2011

What Is “American Exceptionalism?”


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December 31, 2010

What Is “American Exceptionalism?”


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December 11, 2010

How Fragile is Civilization and How Thoughtless is Anarchy!


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December 03, 2010

What Can We Do About Fear of Flying?


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November 24, 2010

Time for a National Dialogue on Crime?


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November 19, 2010

Sometimes Important News Hides in the Back Pages.


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October 29, 2010

Some People Have to Lie to Survive.


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October 23, 2010

Why Are We No Longer On The Same Page?


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October 15, 2010

Iran’s Islamic Justice Is a Message to the World


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September 20, 2010

Laina At the Movies, September, 2010


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August 27, 2010

Religious Toleration Has Never Been Absolute.


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August 07, 2010

When is IQ a Major Security Issue?


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July 10, 2010

Does Enlightened Self-Interest Rule the World?


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June 19, 2010

Europe has an Identity Crisis.


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May 22, 2010

Why is Sex Such a Global Problem?


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April 17, 2010

What Makes President Karzai Tick?


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February 13, 2010

Why Do Small Businesses Get So Little Respect?


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