A Word from Professor Lewis

By Jay Nordlinger

August 10, 2014 7:29 AM

Bernard Lewis, as you know, is one of the great scholars of our time. The dean of Middle East history. He is two years shy of his hundredth birthday. In addition to being a sage, he is a wit. On Friday, he uttered four words that pretty much sum up where we are — how civilization stands against barbarism: “We cease, they fire."