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  • Elie Wiesel, history's witness

    Elie Wiesel, history's witness
    It was a fine April day last week that found Elie Wiesel at Chapman University; it was a fine April day too, 58 years earlier, when the gaunt, teenage Wiesel found himself alive and suddenly free to walk out of the Buchenwald concentration camp. In the decades since, Wiesel's impassioned writing and speaking have won him a Nobel Peace Prize, and a large place in the public intellectual discourse about the Holocaust and the human condition. They have also brought him to Chapman each spring for the last three years as a distinguished presidential fellow, meeting with students and faculty to keep the significance of the Holocaust green in their minds.
  • McManus: Obama's foreign policy reset

    McManus: Obama's foreign policy reset
    The appointment of Susan Rice as national security advisor sends an important signal about the kind of foreign policy President Obama wants to pursue for the remainder of his second term: activist, assertive, occasionally even pugnacious. With three years...

    Salman Rushdie, freedom writer

    Salman Rushdie, freedom writer
    In the 1990s, he was the world-famous novelist few people officially laid eyes on. Of Salman Rushdie's dozen-plus novels, it was "The Satanic Verses" (1988) that raised a hue and cry and sent him undercover: Its supposedly sacrilegious portrayal of the...

    McManus: The long haul in Syria

    McManus: The long haul in Syria
    The civil war in Syria is heading in the wrong direction. In the last year, rebels had won control of big slices of territory, including much of the country's largest city, Aleppo. But those gains prompted a surge of military aid to Syrian President...

    Egypt's Islamist president to visit Iran, news agency reports

     
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi plans to visit Iran this month for an international summit in what would mark the highest-level official contact between the two nations in more than 30 years, according to Egypt's state news agency.