January 03, 2006
Plus ca change
"He couldn't help but feel, after ten years' service in such Arab countries as Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and the Gulf States (he was always careful to think and say Arabian Gulf, not Persian Gulf, in Arab countries), that there was a very legtimate Arab point of view on the Middle East conflict between Arab and Jew. It was his observation that American diplomacy was weighted in favour of Israel and that the Arab outlook was either distorted in the American press or in American thinking, or it was ignored. He had seen all sides of the question in intimate, close-up detail. He had learned to speak Arabic well and Hebrew passably and he understood the grievances on both sides equally. And he still thought the Arab world, which to date had made little effective protest within the American power structure, was getting the splintered end of the stick."
Posted by secretdubai at January 3, 2006 10:24 AM
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Aside from the interesting passage, a couple of large things jumped out at me when I looked at the covers.
What is the rest of the book about? :)
Posted by: eerie at January 4, 2006 11:49 AM