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Fouad Ajami, Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator, dies at 68
Fouad Ajami, Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator, dies at 68

Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator who helped shape American discourse on Middle Eastern affairs with lyrical portraits of the troubled region that illuminated Arab consciousness and politics, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Maine. He was 68. His death was announced by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he was a senior fellow since 2011. An adviser to the George W. Bush administration, Ajami strongly supported the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, a stance that made him either famous or infamous depending on one's opinions. One critic described him as "an alienated Arab intellectual" who espoused Western conservative political values....

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