No contemporary Arab intellectual has ever insulted, defamed, and declared as treacherous all his rivals and enemies as Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm has. This is a man who accused Hisham Sharabi and Walid Khalidi and many others and almost every Arab intellectual living in the West or even whoever met with an American as being a CIA agent or a Mossad agent. He used to accuse anyone who met with Harvard professor, Roger Fisher, as being a pawn for the CIA. I find that to be ironic these days. Very ironic.