Perilous Power The Middle East and U. S. Foreign Policy Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice

ISBN-10: 1594513139

ISBN-13: 9781594513138

Edition: 2007

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The volatile Middle East is the site of vast resources, profound passions, frequent crises, and long-standing conflicts, as well as a major source of international tensions and a key site of direct U.S. intervention. Two of the most astute analysts of this part of the world are Noam Chomsky, the preeminent critic of U.S, foreign policy, and Gilbert Achcar, a leading specialist of the Middle East who lived in that region for many years. In their new book, Chomsky and Achcar bring a keen understanding of the internal dynamics of the Middle East and of the role of the United States, taking up all the key questions of interest to concerned citizens, including such topics as terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, democracy, self determination, anti-Semitism, and anti-Arab racism, as well as the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the sources of U.S. foreign policy. This book provides the best readable introduction for all who wish to understand the complex issues related to the Middle East from a perspective dedicated to peace and justice. It is not an interview book, but rather a carefully planned and orchestrated dialogue with two experts, skillfully edited by Stephen R. Shalom, professor at William Patterson University.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928. Son of a Russian emigrant who was a Hebrew scholar, Chomsky was exposed at a young age to the study of language and principles of grammar. During the 1940s, he began developing socialist political leanings through his encounters with the New York Jewish intellectual community. Chomsky received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. He conducted much of his research at Harvard University. In 1955, he began teaching at MIT, eventually holding the Ferrari P. Ward Chair of Modern Language and Linguistics. Today Chomsky is highly regarded as both one of America's most prominent linguists and most notorious social critics and political activists. His academic reputation began with the publication of Syntactic Structures in 1957. Within a decade, he became known as an outspoken intellectual opponent of the Vietnam War. Chomsky has written many books on the links between language, human creativity, and intelligence, including Language and Mind (1967) and Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (1985). He also has written dozens of political analyses, including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), Chronicles of Dissent (1992), and The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (1993).

Gilbert Achcar teaches at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Preface
Terrorism and Conspiracies
Defining Terrorism
The Terrorist Threat
Responding to Terrorism
9/11 Conspiracies
Saddam Hussein's Invasion of Kuwait
Fundamentalism and Democracy
Fundamentalism
The Saudi Kingdom
Democracy in the Middle East
Fundamentalism and Democracy
Democracy Since the Iraq Invasion
Sources of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Oil
Israel, the Israel Lobby, and U.S. Policy
Israel and U.S. Interests
Wars in the "Greater Middle East"
Afghanistan
Responding to 9/11
Afghanistan Today
The United States and Iraq, 2003
Other Major Powers and Iraq
The Current Situation in Iraq
The Iraqi Insurgency
U.S. Policy in Iraq Today
What Should the Antiwar Movement Be Calling For?
Will Withdrawal Lead to Civil War?
The Kurds in Iraq
The Kurds in Turkey
Secession, Self-Determination, and Justice
Syria
Iran
The Israel-Palestine Conflict
The Legitimacy of Israel
Palestinian Say in Any Settlement
Going from a Settlement to Lasting Peace
Palestinians Within Israel
Mizrahim
The Palestinian Refugees
Efforts to Achieve Peace
The Palestinian View of a Settlement
Zionism and the Palestinians
Israeli Politics
Palestinian Politics
How Can We Support Justice in Israel/Palestine?
Boycotts, Divestment, and Other Tactics
Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism in Western Europe
Anti-Arab Racism and Islamophobia
Epilogue
Gilbert Achcar: The Situation in Iraq
Hamas in Power
Noam Chomsky: The Israel-Hezbollah-Lebanon Conflict
The Israel Lobby
The United States and Iran
Hezbollah
Confrontation with Hamas and Hezbollah
Postscript: Two More Years of Crisis
Gilbert Achcar: The Iraq "Surge"
Lebanon and Israel
Palestinian Developments
Noam Chomsky: The U.S. Elections and Iraq
Iran
Israel-Palestine and the United States
Notes
Index
About the Authors
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