Middle East studies in the News
NY Times Tries to Torpedo Anti-Obama Book; Succeeds in Spreading its Message [incl. Rashid Khalidi]
by Roger Kimball
Oh dear, Oh dear, Oh dear. Jerome Corsi, author of the bestselling Unfit for Command in 2004, a book that turned the phrase "swift boat" into a verb and helped defeat John "Reporting for Duty" Kerry, has written a new book about Barack Hussein Obama (yes, I know I am not supposed to mention his middle name, but I am going to anyway) called The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality. It's officially published only today (you can order it from Amazon here), but already it is # 1 on The New York Times bestseller list with 475,000 copies in print so far. The Times, naturally, is in a swivet lest Corsi's book undermine The Messiah's planned advent in November and they have wheeled into print with a longish dismissal masquerading as a review today. "Significant parts of the book," the authors write (the Times requires two reviewers when a serious demolition job is commissioned), "have already been challenged as misleading or false in the days since its debut on Aug. 1"....
[To read the entire article, follow the link above or click here]Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
Campus Watch contact e-mail: email@example.com