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William R. Polk

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William R. Polk


Born
in Fort Worth, Texas, The United States
March 07, 1929

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William R. Polk taught Arabic literature and history at Harvard University and the University of Chicago, served on the Policy Planning Council under President Kennedy, negotiated the Egyptian-Israeli Suez ceasefire, and founded the Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs. He has written nineteen books.

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Violent Politics: A History...

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The Birth of America: From ...

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Crusade and Jihad: The Thou...

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Polk's Folly: An American F...

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The Arab World Today

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Neighbors and Strangers: Th...

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Humpty Dumpty The Fate of R...

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Passing Brave

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“Even if we, as northerners, choose to ignore this history, the victims’ descendants [of the global south] will not. Muslims, like Jews, increasingly probe into and publicize their holocaust. The “deep past” already plays a significant role in the growth of Muslim sentiment toward the Christian North. It will play an important role in international affairs far into the future”
William R. Polk, Crusade and Jihad: The Thousand-Year War Between the Muslim World and the Global North

“Even if we, as northerners, choose to ignore this history, the victims’ descendants will not”
William R. Polk, Crusade and Jihad: The Thousand-Year War Between the Muslim World and the Global North

“the Mongol rulers of what became Iran, a few Christian”
William R. Polk, Understanding Iran: Everything You Need to Know, From Persia to the Islamic Republic, From Cyrus to Ahmadinejad

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