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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East: The Middle East: Where Political Correctness Can Kill (Politically Incorrect Guides)

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Why most of what you think you know about the Middle East is wrong

The Middle East: a region that's almost never off the front pages, yet one most Americans know little about. The mainstream media and Ivy League academics only make matters worse by casting everything in the usual politically correct mold: Arab terrorists are just desperate freedom fighters, and the region's one free democracy--Israel--is the oppressor, not least because of its alliance with America. And if Islamic extremism is a problem, the establishment tells us, it's only because it's rooted in that source of all evils: religion. A different strain of political correctness has seeped into some minds on the right--most notably the Bush administration, which, so ready to buy into the egalitarian myths we are all taught, believed that Western-style democracy could flourish anywhere. Now, in The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Middle East, veteran Middle East correspondent Martin Sieff puts the lie to all these myths and clichés, giving you everything you need to know about the region to understand its past, its present, and its possible future. In The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Middle East, you'll learn:

* How, for three decades, the British supported parliamentary democracy throughout the Middle East, but it didn't work

* Why Britain's post-World War I Middle East policy was a comedy of errors and incompetence that soon escalated into tragedy

* Where America went wrong in Iraq: how U.S. policymakers vastly underestimated the intransigent, unsophisticated, and anti-Western nature of its competing communities

* How Saudi Arabia's security forces defeated al Qaeda--and why you never heard about it

* Why we'll miss the Arab dictators when they're gone

* How the Muslim nations of the Middle East took an irrevocable turn toward radical Islam not in the tenth century or after the fall of Baghdad to the Mongols in the thirteenth century--but in 1979

* How the Arab states openly declared their determination to prevent a Jewish state from being born in 1947--twenty years before the West Bank and Gaza were first occupied

The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Middle East is a bold first step toward facing the hard truths necessary for peace.

Synopsis:

In this informative, iconoclastic book, veteran foreign correspondent Sieff offers a jaw-dropping survey of the history and politics of a region that people know surprisingly little about--even though it's never off the front pages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596980518
Author:
Sief, Martin
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Author:
Sieff, Martin
Subject:
General
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Islamic fundamentalism
Subject:
Middle East History.
Subject:
Middle East Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Politically Incorrect Guides
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
9 x 7.3 in 13.5 oz

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