Arab and Jew Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land

ISBN-10: 0142002291
ISBN-13: 9780142002292
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
Authors: David K. Shipler
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Jew, according to the Arab stereotype, is a brutal, violent coward; the Arab, to the prejudiced Jew, is a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental work, revised and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, nationalism, and the failure of the peace process. "The best and most comprehensive work there is in the English language on this subject." (Walter Laqueur, The New York Times) "A rich, penetrating, and moving portrayal of Arab-Jewish hostility, told in human terms." (Newsday)

Journalist and author David K. Shipler was born on December 3, 1942 in Orange, N. J. He was schooled at Dartmouth College and Columbia University's Russian Institute. Shipler was a foreign correspondent for the New York Times and a former senior associate at the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace. Over ten years of work went into Shipler's book, A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land.

Foreword to the Revised Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Introduction
Aversion
War: Earth of Brass
Nationalisms: Paradise Lost
Terrorism: The Banality of Evil
Religious Absolutism: Isaac and Ishmael
Images
The Violent, Craven Arab
The Violent, Craven Jew
The Primitive, Exotic Arab
The Alien, Superior Jew
Segregation and Class
Sexual Fears and Fantasies
Mirrors of Semitism
The Holocaust
Interaction
A Mingling of Cultures
Fire in the Desert
Secret Police in an Open Society
Arab Citizens of the Jewish State
The Sin of Love
The Dream
Epilogue: Twilight War, Twilight Peace
Notes
Index

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