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?


Sports Nut

Grandmaster Clash

One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

Do the Celebrities Whose Nude Photos Were Stolen Have a Case Against Apple?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

Future Tense

Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company


How to Order Chinese Food

First, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”

Scotland Is Inspiring Secessionists Across America

The Country Where Women Aren’t Allowed to Work Once They’re 36 Weeks’ Pregnant

The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 11:40 AM The Country Where Women Aren’t Allowed to Work Once They’re 36 Weeks’ Pregnant
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 18 2014 1:34 PM Americans Fault Obama for Giving Them Exactly the Anti-ISIS Strategy They Want
Sept. 18 2014 2:18 PM The NFL Is Not a Nonprofit So why does it get to act like one?
Sept. 18 2014 2:00 PM On the Death of My Homophobic Dog I named him Liberace, but I couldn’t have chosen a less appropriate namesake for this coarse, emotionally withholding Norwich terrier.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 12:03 PM The NFL Opines on “the Role of the Female”
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Everyday That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 2:03 PM Ryan Adams’ New Song Is a Reminder That He’s One of His Generation’s Best Songwriters
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 1:24 PM Can the Celebrities Whose Photos Were Stolen Really Sue Apple? It may be harder to prove “harm” than it seems.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.