Lee Smith

Lee Smith is a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., and author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations.

June 18 2004 5:50 PMThe Saudi Civil WarWho is fighting? Who will win?
June 4 2004 9:56 AMOnce and Future IslamA Sufi imam challenges moderate Muslims to fashion a new, American faith.
May 21 2004 5:10 PMThe Battle for DamascusDon't fall for Bashar Assad's charm offensive.
April 23 2004 6:44 PMDemocracy InactionUnderstanding Arab anti-Americanism.
April 12 2004 5:49 PMDocumenting Al JazeeraIn Control Room, not all conspiracy theories are created equal.
March 24 2004 8:41 PMNo Tears for Sheik YassinHe was just as much of a jihadist threat as al-Qaida's Zawahiri.
March 10 2004 4:02 PMOne Imam, One VoteWhat do Islamists mean when they talk about democracy?
Feb. 19 2004 2:43 PMVeil of TearsWhatever happened to Arab feminism?
Oct. 23 2003 6:08 PMThe Language LessonAmericans can learn Arabic; they just need to be motivated.
Jan. 23 2003 5:33 PMWhy Blondes Love SufisA new novel about America's love for Sufism gets it wrong.
The Slate Gist
April 2 2002 2:34 PMCan Arabs understand each other?
June 10 2004 3:59 PMPalestine Policy ParalysisFace it: There is no "key" to Middle East peace.
May 27 2004 12:40 PMInside The Arab MindWhat's wrong with the White House's book on Arab nationalism.
May 7 2004 6:26 PMThe Arab World's Can-Do GuyAbdullah II's Jordan is a model for the Middle East.
April 16 2004 6:48 PMSeeing Osama PlainWashington's focus on al-Qaida misses the larger Islamist picture.
March 30 2004 5:15 PMStop Scapegoating the SaudisMaybe they're not responsible for everything that ails Islam.
March 18 2004 7:25 PMJihad Without EndThe Madrid bombings weren't about Iraq.
Feb. 27 2004 3:50 PMEducating FatimaWhy curriculum reform is one of the Arab world's hottest issues.
Jan. 14 2004 1:19 PMObjectivity OverruledWhat happens when an Arab news network refuses to call dead Palestinians martyrs?
June 11 2003 10:36 AMAmerican GraffitiRemembering New York City in the age of graffiti.
Jan. 9 2003 1:18 PMListen UpCan pop music make the Arab world love us?



The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.