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ISBN:0807002348
Author: Rashid Khalidi
ISBN13: 978-0807002346
Title: Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East
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Publisher: Beacon Press; 1st Cloth Ed edition (May 15, 2004)
Pages: 240

Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East by Rashid Khalidi



Praise for Resurrecting Empire: "Rashid Khalidi's extraordinary book is enormously relevant for our times, especially in light of America's growing involvement in the Middle East. Khalidi brings first hand knowledge and an extensive historical background to a topic where such insight is needed more than ever. -Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize, author of The Roaring Nineties. If you are wondering why the United States is up to its ears in alligators in Iraq and is widely hated in the Arab world, read this impressive book

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Khalidi is a American historian of the Middle East, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia Universi The Israeli, Palestinian conflict is always in the newspapers and the US always supports Israel. I figured it couldn't be this black and white.

Resurrecting Empire : Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East. A Brave Voice of Political Clarity on Middle East Affairs. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago. Khalidi cuts through the pretense and rhetoric of mid-east politics to deconstruct the xenophobic and misguided . policy decisions which laid the destructive ground work toward a perpetual state of perceived unrest. The unrest, of course, being those instances that events do not favor . economic and political gains.

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Islamic Movements in the Modern Middle East. Senior Seminar: Orientalism and the Historiography of the Other. Seminar: Modern History of Palestine. Middle East Studies Association Albert Hourani Book Award, for Resurrecting Empire, 2004. Middle East Studies Association Albert Hourani Book Award for Palestinian Identity, 1997. Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East (2004). The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (2006). Sowing Crisis: American Hegemony and the Cold War in the Middle East (2009). Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (1997). Reissued with new preface (2010). Brokers of Deceit: How the . Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (2013).

Since then, the American political discourse has mainly focused on fighting terrorism and proliferation of democracy in the Middle East. Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations. Postcolonial Perspectives.

The footprints America follows have led us into the same quagmire that swallowed our European forerunners. Peace and prosperity for the region are nowhere in sight. Rashid Khalidis powerful book examines the record of Western involvement in the Middle East and analyzes the likely outcome of our most recent incursions into the area. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of the political and cultural history of the entire region, Khalidi paints a chilling scenario of our present situation and yet offers a tangible alternative that can help us find the path to peace rather than Empire. Rashid Khalidi, author of three previous books about the Middle East - Origins of Arab Nationalism, Under Siege, and the award-winning Palestinian Identity-is the Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies and director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University.

Khalidi dares to use the "e" word in the good, old-fashioned American sense: as a term of reproach. What the United States is doing in the Middle East differs in form from Europe's system of mandates, protectorates, and colonies, but it is empire all the same - mission civilisatrice yesterday, regime change and democratization today. Track-II Diplomacy: Lessons From the Middle East. This article is paywall-free.

Begun as the United States moved its armed forces into Iraq, Rashid Khalidi's powerful and thoughtful new book examines the record of Western involvement in the region and analyzes the likely outcome of our most recent Middle East incursions. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of the political and cultural history of the entire region as well as interviews and documents, Khalidi paints a chilling scenario of our present situation and yet offers a tangible alternative that can help us find the path to peace rather than Empire.We all know that those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Sadly, as Khalidi reveals with clarity and surety, America's leaders seem blindly committed to an ahistorical path of conflict, occupation, and colonial rule. Our current policies ignore rather than incorporate the lessons of experience. American troops in Iraq have seen first hand the consequences of U.S. led "democratization" in the region. The Israeli/Palestinian conflict seems intractable, and U.S. efforts in recent years have only inflamed the situation. The footprints America follows have led us into the same quagmire that swallowed our European forerunners. Peace and prosperity for the region are nowhere in sight.This cogent and highly accessible book provides the historical and cultural perspective so vital to understanding our present situation and to finding and pursuing a more effective and just foreign policy.
Reviews: 7
Jek
Five stars for predicting the failure of US policies that have repeatedly failed in the past. "Things are even more complicated than they seem to be"- words of one Rabbi seeking a peaceful solution to the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Khalidi provides systematic historical, cultural and political background from the Palestinian perspective, a perspective and history we as citizens should know better if we are to contribute intelligently to the national debate about US policy and it's pivotal role in making peace or prolonging conflict.

Well documented yet very readable, reinforced by Khalidi's personal role as a US advisor to various US "peace initiatives," his is a valuable perspective we need to understand better.
Xinetan
Rashid Khalidi warned in his latest book of the transformation of the United States into an empire, following in the footsteps of former Western empires whose fate was colonial failure after a bitter and failing confrontation with the colonies'natives.
Published in 2004 slightly after the American liberation of Baghdad, Khalidi's book, Empire, can be divided into five main parts. The first part criticizes the American war on Iraq saying that it was uncalled for and waged by people driven by their personal interests more than their claims of defending
America against the danger of terrorism. In the second part, Khalidi highlighted the failure of British and France to colonize most of the Arab world saying that behind this failure, there was popular determination to win independence.
In this part, historian Khalidi committed a lot of anachronisms. He failed to put what he termed the national struggle in its greater regional and international context. Was the Palestinian revolution against the British out of national motives or was it instigated by the growing power of the axis countries that were trying to win back colonies they had lost to
Britain and France in WWI?
Khalidi's emotional description of what he sees as struggle for national sovereignty is perhaps the only drawback in his book. Khalidi then moves to describe the growth of relations between the United States and the Arab world ever since the 1919 post WWI Versailles Conference delegated what came to be known as the King-Crane Commission to learn about the Arab peoplesÕ whishes.
The committee astoundingly founded that Arabs thought, if mandate was their only option, they would go for American mandate. The Arab perspective of America changed drastically, however, especially with the growing interest of American oil firms in the region.
The anti-American Arab sentiment grew even further with America heavily interfering in favor of the Israelis in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
According to Khalidi, the United States failed to deliver all the promises that it would pressure Israel to stop its aggressive policy of settlement of Palestinian land during Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations.
Khalidi also fell heavily on late Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat accusing him of sabotaging the peace process in favor of his personal interests and the interests of his corrupt entourage.
Swiang
Good Read, informative and pretty accurate. must be read with an open mind to fully comprehend.
Linn
this book is very informative about the history of the western interferences in the middle east since WWWI and the continous struggle of M.easterns to gain sovereignty over their countries and health. This book will help any person understand why M.easterns are so sensitive and always doubtful regarding this issue. Probably their own history was bitter and taught them a harsh lesson, and they believe it is currently repeating itself.
Dianaghma
You can read this book in a single evening. You will then know more about the Middle East and the Iraq War than anybody in a position of authority in the Bush Administration, with the possible exception of Secretary of State Colin Powell, who does not seem to have much influence on what happens.
At the end of the book, Professor Khalidi has this to say about the "exorbitant price" of imperial adventures in the Middle East, such as those of Britain, France and now the United States of America: "This is a price -- in lives, in treasure, and in reputation -- that we as Americans should think very carefully about, before submitting to the siren song of those who tell us that empire is easy and cheap, and that in any case the price is worth paying."