What Bat Ye'or is best known for, though, is the popularization of the term word 'dhimmitude,' a longtime favorite of the Pam Geller/Robert Spencer/pre-rebirth Charles Johnson crowd.
Anyway, this word of dubious legitimacy has for the first time appeared in a column, by Ross Douthat, in The New York Times:
The most likely scenario for Europe isn’t dhimmitude; it’s a long period of tension, punctuated by spasms of violence, that makes the Continent a more unpleasant place without fundamentally transforming it.
This is a troubling precedent. I suppose it's only a matter of time before the NYT goes the Full Geller and Thomas Friedman vlogs in a bikini.