William R. Polk


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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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Understanding Iraq: The Who...

3.72 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 2005
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Understanding Iran: Everyth...

3.89 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Violent Politics: A History...

4.07 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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The Birth of America: From ...

3.66 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Crusade and Jihad: The Thou...

4.22 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2018 — 5 editions
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Polk's Folly: An American F...

3.63 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Neighbors and Strangers: Th...

4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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The Arab World Today

3.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1975 — 8 editions
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Passing Brave

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Blind Man's Buff

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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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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