Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East
Begun as the United States moved its armed forces into Iraq, Rashid Khalidi"s powerful and thoughtful new book examines the record of Western involvement in the region and analyzes the likely outcome of our most recent Middle East incursions. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of the political and cultural history of the entire region as well as interviews and documents, Khalidi paints a chilling scenario of our present situation and yet offers a tangible alternative that can help us find the path to peace rather than Empire.
We all know that those who refuse to learn history are doomed to repeat it. Sadly, as Khalidi reveals with clarity and surety, America"s leaders seem blindly committed to an ahistorical path of conflict, occupation, and colonial rule. Our current policies ignore rather than incorporate the lessons of experience. This cogent and highly accessible book should help U.S. citizens to recognize better solutions.
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RESURRECTING EMPIRE: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle EastUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The "current course of the Bush administration in the Middle East is a doomed one," writes Khalidi (Arab Studies/Columbia Univ.; Palestinian Identity, 1997).There are many historical reasons for being ... Read full review
Resurrecting Empire: Western footprints and America's perilous path in the Middle EastUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The United States has experienced serious challenges to its foreign policy in the Middle East in recent years. Some of these challenges are the consequence of Washington's post-9/11 policies and its ... Read full review