Fouad Ajami

(Fouad A. Ajami)

Fouad Ajami
Fouad Ajami
  • Born: September 18, 1945
  • Died: June 22, 2014
  • Nationality: Lebanese, American
  • Profession: Professor, Writer









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Fouad A. Ajami, was a MacArthur Fellowship winning, Lebanese-born of Shiite Muslim ancestry, American university professor and writer on Middle Eastern issues. He was a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

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A foreign power that stands sentry in the world cannot spare its local allies the retribution of those who brand them as “collaborators” and betrayers of the faith. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
America has wearied of Middle East War. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Any major Lebanese politician who opposes Syria is in danger. Terrorism
Commerce has not delivered us out of history’s passions, the World Wide Web has not cast aside blood and kin and faith. Human Nature
Dictators are the last to know. Management & Managing Government ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
If Muslims truly believe that their long winter of decline is the fault of the United States, no campaign of public diplomacy shall deliver them from that incoherence. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
President Maliki: The appetite has grown with the eating. He has become a real dictator. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
The dream of an Egypt without beards and veils is illusory. Miscellaneous
The fundamentalist call has resonance because it invited men to participate… in contrast to a political culture that reduces citizens to spectators and asked them to leave things to their rulers. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The relations between Islam and Christianity, … have often been stormy. Each has been the other’s other…. Religion & God
The things and ways the West took to the rest have become the ways of the world. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism ;Capitalism
The United States need not worry about hearts and minds in foreign lands. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
We have tended to be comfortable with authoritarian regimes. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Where nationalism is the main issue, the demand for democracy always takes second place. Democracies & Republics
You can reach agreements with countries; you cannot reach agreements with gangs. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising

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