Darío Fernández-Morera

Darío Fernández-Morera, an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese and of comparative literary studies at Northwestern University, is the author of several books, including American Academia and the Survival of Marxist Ideas.

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  • <em>Conquista</em> and <em>Reconquista</em>
    July 2017

    Conquista and Reconquista

    As its subtitle indicates, this book dispels a number of imprecisions, equivocations, and outright lies regarding the Islamic conquest of Spain in late antiquity or the early medieval period.

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  • Openings and Closings
    August 2016

    Openings and Closings

    Raphael Israeli examines one of the most difficult political problems of our time: The conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. He approaches the subject by presenting and analyzing research on the conflict by earlier Israeli historians, by more recent Israeli historians, and by Muslim scholars.

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  • The Cost of Normalization
    June 2014

    The Cost of Normalization

    There has been for years a growing clamor in the United States demanding a “normalization” of economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. But the sources of the clamor have become more varied, as have their motivations.

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  • Leftist Culture, Leftist Memory
    March 2014

    Leftist Culture, Leftist Memory

    This book’s lugubrious title, Franco’s Crypt, indicates its partiality. Written in a fluid style befitting its author, who has published in the New York Times Book Review and served as editor for The Times Literary Supplement, the book draws on multiple sources, including necrology, photography, monuments, museums, art, literature, memoirs, histories, and school curricula.

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  • History Today
    March 2012

    History Today

    God’s Crucible is a fluid 473-page panegyric of Islam and a visceral diatribe against the Christian West. Significantly, in the Index, one finds under al-Andalus the inevitable entry on “Christian fanaticism” but searches in vain for a reference to “Islamic fanaticism” or anything remotely analogous to it.

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  • May 2011

    Cathedral or Mosque-Cathedral?

    On March 10, 2010, a group of tourists, reputedly “students from Austria,” entered the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Córdoba and started a Muslim prayer. Private guards and, later, police arrested them.

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  • Past, Present, and Future
    June 2010

    Past, Present, and Future

    Transaction Publishers has a long history of producing first-rate scholarly works, among them a series of books under the title Cuban Communism, indispensable for the study of post-1959 Cuba.

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  • Our Irresponsibilty

    In good journalistic fashion, a Chicago Tribune article on Haitian adoptions (“Haitian adoptions left in limbo by earthquake,” January 17) consists of heart-rending descriptions of the plight of an American woman facing the sudden problems created by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti on January 12.

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  • November 2006

    Pope Benedict and Islamic Intolerance

    The Muslim rage at Benedict XVI’s citation of a late 14th-century Byzantine emperor who condemned Muhammad’s call to spread Islam through war has obscured the numerous cultural implications of the Pope’s learned speech.

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  • August 1998

    Octavio Paz, R.I.P.

    Octavio Paz, who died m April, was one of the greatest poets of the second half of the 20th century. On the left for most of his life, Paz held convictions that were often more compatible with conservative thought.

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