Historian Simon Schama explains the outburst of anti-Muslim bigotry in contemporary US society on CNN. Yay for Schama and kudos to CNN for seeking out a historian’s view.
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Juan Cole is the founder and chief editor of Informed Comment. He is Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History at the University of Michigan He is author of, among many other books, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Follow him on Twitter at @jricole or the Informed Comment Facebook Page