Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader

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Phyllis Bennis, Michel Moushabeck
Olive Branch Press, Dec 31, 1990 - Political Science - 412 pages
Thoughts on a war: ignorant armies clash by night / Edward W. Said -- Portent of a new century / Eqbal Ahmad -- Iraq: years of turbulence / Michel Moushabeck -- From regionalism to nation-state: a short history of Kuwait / Hala Fattah -- The crisis in the Gulf: why Iraq invaded Kuwait / Bishara A. Bahbah -- the battle is joined / Steve Niva -- After the cold war: U.S. middle east policy / Noam Chomsky -- The Panama paradigm / Barbara Ehrenreich -- Countdown for a decade: the U.S. build-up for war in the Gulf / Sheila Ryan -- U.S. aid to Israel: funding occupation in the aftermath of the Gulf War / Jeanne Butterfield -- False consensus: George Bush's United Nations / Phyllis Bennis -- The warrior culture / Barbara Ehrenreich -- Peacetime militarism: an epidemic disorder / Jack O'Dell -- The storm at home: the U.S. anti-war movement / Max Elbaum -- Restricting reality: media mind-games and the war / Laura Flanders -- The Arab world in the "new world order" / Clovis Maksoud -- The Kurds: an old crisis at a new moment / Clovis Maksoud.

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The "War for Kuwait'' was over before most Americans could blink. In Beyond the Storm, 31 prominent authors argue why it was an unsettling conflict and offer countless reasons for looming ... Read full review

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Phyllis Bennis is the director of the New Internationalism Program at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of many books, including Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power and the first in this series, Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. She is a frequent television and radio commentator, and her editorials have appeared in many national publications.

Born in Jerusalem and educated at Victoria College in Cairo and at Princeton and Harvard universities, Edward Said has taught at Columbia University since 1963 and has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Johns Hopkins University. He has had an unusual dual career as a professor of comparative literature, a recognized expert on the novelist and short story writer Joseph Conrad, (see Vol. 1) and as one of the most significant contemporary writers on the Middle East, especially the Palestinian question and the plight of Palestinians living in the occupied territories. Although he is not a trained historian, his Orientalism (1978) is one of the most stimulating critical evaluations of traditional Western writing on Middle Eastern history, societies, and literature. In the controversial Covering Islam (1981), he examined how the Western media have biased Western perspectives on the Middle East. A Palestinian by birth, Said has sought to show how Palestinian history differs from the rest of Arabic history because of the encounter with Jewish settlers and to present to Western readers a more broadly representative Palestinian position than they usually obtain from Western sources. Said is presently Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia, editor of Arab Studies Quarterly, and chair of the board of trustees of the Institute of Arab Studies. He is a member of the Palestinian National Council as well as the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

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