The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands

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”Outstanding...Thoroughly researched and vividly written.“ Times Higher Education Supplement

”Recommended.“ Choice

Written for those who want to know more about the Middle East than the mainstream media is willing or able to tell, this book begins by examining a question that has been asked by numerous commentators: ”Why do they hate us?“ Jeremy Salt offers the back-ground essential for understanding the Middle East today by chronicling the long and bloody history of Western intervention in Arab lands. ...

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Overview

”Outstanding...Thoroughly researched and vividly written.“ Times Higher Education Supplement

”Recommended.“ Choice

Written for those who want to know more about the Middle East than the mainstream media is willing or able to tell, this book begins by examining a question that has been asked by numerous commentators: ”Why do they hate us?“ Jeremy Salt offers the back-ground essential for understanding the Middle East today by chronicling the long and bloody history of Western intervention in Arab lands. Throughout, he emphasizes the human cost of the policies put in place to preserve ”Western interests“ or in the name of bringing civilization, democracy, or freedom to the region.

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Editorial Reviews

Cookeville Herald-Citizen

“Should be mandatory reading for all Western policy makers, academics and intelligent lay public thinking about yet another invasion of any Middle Eastern state.”
The Historian

“A general history that will give newspaper readers an alternative account of the major political events in the modern Middle East.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520255517
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 7/9/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Jeremy Salt teaches in the Department of Political Science at Bilkent University in Ankara and is author of Imperialism, Evangelism, and the Ottoman Armenians, 1878-1896.
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Table of Contents


Introduction

PART I. “WHY DO THEY HATE US?”
1. Civilization and Its Contradictions
2. Science and Barbarism

PART II: SACRED TRUSTS
3. Ottoman Breakdown
4. Exit the Sharif
5. Small Wars in Iraq
6. Double Colonialism in Palestine
7. Civil War along the Potomac

PART III. THE AMERICAN ASCENDANCY
8. The “Tripartite Aggression”
9. My Enemy's Special Friend
10: LBJ's Other War
11. Disabling Lebanon

PART IV. THE BUSH WARS
12 . Into the Gulf
13. George the Son
14. The Long Campaign

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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