Syria is a perfect example of how this 1990s concept has fallen out of favor // By Ben Cohen
A decade after the September 11th attacks, Moment looks back on the career of the 95-year-old Middle East scholar whose ideas provided the framework for the war in Iraq. Long an outcast in contemporary Middle East Studies departments, he and his followers defend his legacy.
Tied together through Romani, their mother tongue, and loosely organized in insular tribes, the Roma have traditionally served as craftsmen, musicians or seasonal hired hands, and have a reputation throughout Europe as thieves and swindlers. In an era when Europe’s birth rates have fallen to record lows, their numbers are exploding.