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The Uncultured Wars: Arabs, Muslims and the Poverty of Liberal Thought - New Essays

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The Uncultured Wars is 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 amongst the 'chattering classes', showing how racism continues to exist in the places where we would least expect it. 

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Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Zed Books (first published 2008)
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هذا الإتجاه لإجمال المجموعات العرقية ينشأ من دوافع عنصرية قوية في الولايات المتحدة. البِيض يمكنهم ارتكاب جرائم كأفراد، لكن الأفارقة، والسكان الأصليين، والآسيويين، والأمريكيين اللاتينيين لا يملكون هذا الخيار. إنهم يرتكبون الجرائم كرمز للإنحراف الثقافي. إنهم غير مسموح لهم بالعمل منفردين. كل شيء سيء قد يفعله أحدهم يُستشهد به كدليل على الانحطاط الجماعي. بالنسبة للمجرمين الذين قد يتصادف أن يكونوا مسلمين، لا يمكن أن يكون هناك تفسير آخر لسلوكهم ( إلا إذا كان هذا السلوك مرغوبًا ) !! ..

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Rob Prince
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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
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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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