Lawrence Wright

Independent Journalist


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Lawrence Wright

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07/11/15Homage to Zenobianewyorker.com
The battle in May over the Syrian town of Palmyra was notable for being ISIS’s first major military victory against the forces of the Assad government. The Army fled, leaving the jihadis in control of sizable gas reserves, the brutal prison where thousands of Islamists and political dissidents had formerly been held (which they blew up), and the ruins of a fabled dominion that was once ruled by a queen named Zenobia, who dared to threaten the power of imperial Rome. Zenobia’s empire reached across Egypt and through much of...