Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite
A tight-knit group closely linked by intermarriage as well as class and old school ties, the Arabists were men and women who spent much of their lives living and working in the Arab world as diplomats, military attaches, intelligence agents, scholar-adventurers, and teachers. As such, the Arabists exerted considerable influence both as career diplomats and as bureaucrats within the State Department from the early 19th century to the present.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing
This is certainly one of the best books I have read this year. This book is about the interactions of Americans with the people of the Middle East, predominantly Arab. When we come to that region all ... Read full review
THE ARABISTS: The Romance of an American EliteUser Review - Kirkus
An analysis of the evolution of US policy toward the Middle East—as well as of the foreign-policy elite that guided it—that goes far deeper than the headlines. America's concern with the Middle East ... Read full review