Middle East Illusions: Including Peace in the Middle East? : Reflections on Justice and Nationhood

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - History - 299 pages
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The first five essays in Chomsky's new book on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East are actually reprinted from his 1974 book Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood, but the basic issues he raised in those essays, he believes, remain unresolved and not yet properly addres

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Chomsky's scathing indictments of U.S. foreign policy have long divided readers, and this collection of essays about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is likely to do the same. Written during the last ... Read full review

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Nationalism and Conflict in Palestine
A Radical Perspective
Reflections on a National Conflict
The Fourth Round
The Peace Movement and the Middle East
The Intifada Israel and the United States at the Turn of the Millennium
The Peace Process in US Global Strategy
Prospects for Peace in the Middle East
AIAqsa Intifada
United StatesIsraelPalestine
After 911 The War on Terror Redeclared
A Changed World? Terrorism Reconsidered
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Page 19 - It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine considering itself as a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them.

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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).

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