Here’s a recording of a short interview I did with the Watson Institute for International Studies here at Brown University. I wrote about some of these themes in a piece for the Times last year (“Syria’s Defecting Bloggers”), which you can find here, and have generally been interested in the problems of representing reality in this conflict.
In light of the conversation that’s going on in the comment section of the last post, I’d be curious to hear what people think of this idea of a culture war.
Also, speaking of Brown University, please be sure to check out this brand new postdoctoral fellowship that we’ve just announced in Middle East Studies. Pass it on to any interested parties.