Mere months from now, Palmyra, a wonder of the world’s ancient sites and among its best preserved for 1,500 years, may be completely obliterated. Islamic State militants have relentlessly looted and blown up Syrian and Iraqi sites of antiquity over the past year, claiming to thwart promotions of idolatry. It goes without saying that virtually […]

In July, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban proclaimed a desire to “preserve Europe for Europeans.” During the ensuing months, he resolutely enforced the implied aggression of that slogan against tens of thousands of migrants — including many refugees from Syria’s civil war who continue to seek passage through Hungary to the more economically secure western Europe […]

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