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

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Political Science - 299 pages
This book offers chapters written by Chomsky just before the 2000 Intifada and up through October 2002, when 9-11 and a prospective military campaign against Iraq add new pressures to age-old conflicts.
 

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Half the chapters are a reprint of a 1974 book. The other half are recent writings, largely about the unrelenting injustice of US support for the Zionist Outlaw Entity. Read full review

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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

Contents

Nationalism and Conflict in Palestine
37
A Radical Perspective
71
Reflections on a National Conflict
81
The Fourth Round
111
The Peace Movement and the Middle East
121
The Intifada Israel and the United States at the Turn of the Millennium
155
The Peace Process in US Global Strategy
157
Prospects for Peace in the Middle East
197
AIAqsa Intifada
215
United StatesIsraelPalestine
225
After 911 The War on Terror Redeclared
231
A Changed World? Terrorism Reconsidered
233
Notes
241
Index
277
About the Author
297
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Page 17 - 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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