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Straight Power Concepts in the Middle East: US Foreign Policy, Israel and World History (Paperback)
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Straight Power Concepts in the Middle East: US Foreign Policy, Israel and World History (Paperback)

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Paperback 242 Pages / Published: 09/04/2010
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How did the US become a world power? How did it become involved in the Middle East? What is the history and nature of its 'special relationship' with Israel?

Given the increase in tensions in the Middle East, and the United States' involvement in them, news coverage is in abundance. Yet, the reportage and discussion of American foreign policy is often narrow in scope, offering little background or context. And yet, the historical record sharply contrasts with reportage. Guiding the reader through a panoramic sweep of world and American history, we see how the US became a world power, how the Middle East became 'modern' and how Israel became an American 'strategic asset.' Disavowing the rhetoric commonly used by heads of state, press secretaries, news media, and commentators, we see how recent turmoil is closer to business-as-usual.

Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745327099
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A clear-headed book on empire, because it describes fluently why the responsibility for dealing with rapacious power cannot simply be blamed on history but rests with us right now' -- John Pilger
'Lucid insights to readers seeking to understand why America's approach to the Middle East has produced such terrible results. Sharp, persuasive, and based on a clear reading of history, it helps us re-imagine the world's most volatile region' -- Stephen Kinzer, author of Overthrow

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