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On the Western Political Tradition

John Selden and the Western Political Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

“What Is Conservatism?” with Yoram Hazony, American Affairs (Summer 2017)

“John Selden and the Jewish Fountainhead of the International Law of the Sea,” International Law and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, M. Garcia-Salomones, et al, eds. (Oxford University Press, scheduled 2017)

“John Selden and the Jewish Legal Tradition as a Model for the English Common Law,” Standpoint, July-August 2016

“It Shall Be a Nation: Terry Gilliam’s Exploration of National Identity, Between Rationalism and Imagination,” The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It’s a Mad World, J. Birkenstein, ed. (Columbia University Press, 2015)

“John Selden and the Early Modern Debate over the Foundations of Political Order,” Annuaire de l’Institut Michel Villey 3/2011 (Paris University Press, 2012)

“Introduction,” Patriarcha by Sir Robert Filmer, first Hebrew-language edition (Shalem Press, 2009) [Hebrew]

“Introduction,” Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, first Hebrew-language edition (Shalem Press, 2008) [Hebrew]

“Introduction,” The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek, first Hebrew-language edition (Shalem Press, 1998) [Hebrew]

The New Prince: Silvio Berlusconi and the Italian Conservative Tradition,” Azure (Summer 5757 / 1997)


On The Arab World and the New Middle East

“Time for a Reset”, Jerusalem Post, February 15, 2017 (with Gidon Saar)

“The Crescent and the Lion,” Providence, Summer 2016. On the rise of Ethiopia in the Mideast

“A Better Future for the Middle East,” Mosaic, July 2016

“The Great Arab-Sunni Implosion and its Consequences,” Mosaic, July 2016

“The Druze Fight for Israel: Should They Now Fight Alone?” Tablet, July 2015

“Israel Should Support Syrian Druzistan”, Interview with Zvi Hauser, Al-Monitor, July 2015

“Moment of Truth Drawing Near for Syria’s Druze – and for Israel,” Ynet, June 2015

“Shifting Alliances in the Middle East,” Commentary, October 2014

“Objects in Mirror Appear Larger Than They Are,” Mosaic, January 2014

“Israel in The Eye of the Hurricane,” Mosaic, January 2014

“Il Declino Demografico, Un Mito Duro a Morire” [Italian], Limes–Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, May 2011

Was There Ever a Palestinian “Nation”? Ynet, June 2007


 On Jewish Ideas

The First Israelis,” Azure 6 (Winter 5759 / 1999)

“The Way of the World,” Azure 5 (Autumn 5759 / 1998). On the natural morality that undergirds Jewish thought.

“Act and Comprehend,” Azure 1 (Summer 5756 / 1996). On the confused exaltation of principle over deed.