American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945 by Douglas Little

American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945

byDouglas Little

Kobo ebook | September 15, 2009

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Douglas Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium. After documenting the persistence of "orientalist" stereotypes in American popular culture, Little examines oil, Israel, and other aspects of U.S. policy. He concludes that a peculiar blend of arrogance and ignorance has led American officials to overestimate their ability to shape events in the Middle East from 1945 through the present day, and that it has been a driving force behind the Iraq war. For this updated third edition, Little covers events through 2007, including a new chapter on the Bush Doctrine, demonstrating that in many important ways, George W. Bush's Middle Eastern policies mark a sharp break with the past.

Title:American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:The University Of North Carolina PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0807877611

ISBN - 13:9780807877616

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