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November 10, 2006
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President Bush awarded a National Humanities Medal to Bernard Lewis, the Jewish Arabist whose tough critiques of Islamism and autocracy in the Middle East have guided administration policy. Lewis, a British-born professor emeritus at Princeton University, has met frequently with Bush and his advisers and his book “What went wrong? The clash between Islam and modernity in the Middle East” strongly influenced Bush’s democratization policy.

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