Middle East studies in the News
[On] Ivory Towers on Sand: Download [incl. Rashid Khalidi]
by Candace de Russy
The whole of Martin Kramer's very important book, Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle East Studies in America, is now available as a free download (pdf). Click here to download.
The book appeared six weeks after 9/11 (here's the New York Times report of its publication) and, as Kramer says, "should definitely be in the syllabus of any course that assigns Zachary Lockman's Contending Visions of the Middle East, where Ivory Towers is critiqued over half a dozen pages."
Kramer notes too, relevant to the presidential campaign, "that the text includes many a reference to the sayings and doings of Rashid Khalidi, the Palestinian-American professor who is much in the news for his long-standing friendship with Barack Obama."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.
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