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This bookis a powerful indictment of dominant American liberal-left discourse.Through twelve stylish essays, Steven Salaita returns again and again to his core themes of anti-Arab racism and Islamophobia and the inadequacy of critical thought among the "chattering classes," showing how racism continues to exist in the places where we would least expect it.By looking at top...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 15th 2008 by Zed Books (first published 2008)
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Rob Prince
Steven... since you are my only `goodreads friend' the comments are to you.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Honestly. My favorite essays - `Ambition, Terrorism and Empathy' and the critique of Michael Lerner. Have funny `Lerner Stories' of his coming to Colorado and alienating the very people who invited him (mostly women) who would have formed a `Tikkun Chapter' here until they met him. There are no funny stories about the killings at Virginia Tech...and what I would call `selective empathy' which...more
Jack Greenwood
Very interesting take on racism and bias in the US in regards to Arabs and the Islamic.
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I teach English at Virginia Tech and write about Arab Americans, Indigenous peoples, race and ethnicity, and literature. I live with my beloved wife, my half-blind bichon frise, and my nutty orange tabby in Blacksburg, Virginia. The little fellow in the picture with me is my son, Ignatius, the fiery one.
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