From Beirut to Jerusalem


Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374706999
Category: Political Science
Page: 560
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This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize Winning author's new, updated epilogue.

From Beirut to Jerusalem


Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0385413726
Category: History
Page: 588
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The "New York Times" Middle East correspondent profiles this troubled region, describing everyday horrors of Beirut, the intricacies of Arab politics, Arab-Israeli relations, and American perceptions of the region

From Beirut to Jerusalem

Revised Edition
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374158958
Category: History
Page: 541
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The New York Times Middle East correspondent profiles this troubled region, describing the everyday horrors of Beirut, the intricacies of Arab politics, Arab-Israeli relations, and American perceptions of the region

From Beirut to Jerusalem

Kisah Pengabdian Seorang Dokter Perempuan di Kamp Pengungsian Palestina
Author: Ang Swee Chai
Publisher: Mizan Pustaka
ISBN: 9794335932
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 492
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Sebagai seorang Kristen fundamentalis, dulu aku mendukung Israel. Pengalamanku di Sabra-Shatila menyadarkanku bahwa orang Palestina adalah manusia. Kebodohan dan prasangka telah membutakan mataku dari penderitaan bangsa Palestina. Buku ini adalah kesaksianku. Mulanya, karena latar belakang religinya, dr. Ang Swee Chai adalah pendukung Israel. Di matanya, orang Palestina adalah teroris. Namun, pada 1982, Israel menyerang Beirut dengan brutal. Keyakinannya pun mulai goyah. Ia putuskan untuk membuktikan sendiri dengan menjadi sukarelawan medis di Beirut. Di sana, di kamp pengungsian Palestina, setelah menjadi saksi Pembantaian Sabra-Shatila, akhirnya ia temukan jawaban. Ia berbalik memihak rakyat Palestina, memihak keadilan dan kemanusiaan. Di tanah asing, ia pertaruhkan nyawanya untuk membela orang-orang yang tak punya hubungan darah maupun etnis dengan dirinya, untuk melaksanakan kewajibannya sebagai dokter, sebagai manusia. ?Saya menangis ketika membaca buku ini untuk pertama kalinya. Ilmu kedokteran dan keterampilan sastra menjadikan kesaksian ini begitu mengiris.? ?Farid Gaban, Pena Indonesia ?Buku yang membuat orang AS marah karena kesaksiannya yang berani. Tidak lama kemudian, penerbitan buku ini dihentikan peredarannya di AS.? ?Media Indonesia ?Pembaca akan merasakan kepedihan dan pergolakan yang dialamai dr. Ang Swee. Membaca buku ini berarti merasakan dari dekat pembantaian manusia.? ?Koran Tempo ?Buku yang ditulis secara detail dan menerobos relung jiwa.? ?Gatra ?Catatan yang amat personal tentang kehidupan di kamp pengungsian.? ?The Times ?Penggambaran dr. Ang dalam buku ini membuat peristiwa-peristiwa tersebut terasa seoalah-olah baru terjadi kemarin.? ?The Independent ?Sebuah kesaksian tentang pembantaian manusia yang menukik hingga inti permasalahannya.? ?The Guardian Dr. Ang Swee Chai lahir di Malaysia dan dibesarkan di Singapura. Sejak 1977, bersama suaminya tinggal di Inggris. Kini, ia bekerja di St. Bartholomew?s Hospital dan the Royal London Hospital sebagai orthopaedic consultant. Setelah terjadinya Pembantaian Sabra-Shatila, bersama beberapa rekannya, dr. Ang membentuk Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). Pada 1987, Pemimpin PLO, Yasser Arafat, menganugerahi dr. Ang Star of Palestine, penghargaan tertinggi bagi pengabdian kepada rakyat Palestina. Hingga kini, melalui MAP dr. Ang terus aktif membantu bangsa Palestina. [Mizan, Qanita, Novel, Memoar, Indonesia]

Longitudes and Attitudes

The World in the Age of Terrorism
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400031257
Category: History
Page: 399
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Collects the twice-weekly columns by the foreign affairs writer for "The New York Times" as published since September 11 to document the nation's emotional and analytical responses to the terrorist attacks and their aftermath.

That Used to Be Us

How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
Author: Thomas L. Friedman,Michael Mandelbaum
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374288909
Category: Education
Page: 380
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Makes recommendations for meeting four major challenges currently facing the United States, including globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and unbalanced energy consumption.

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Understanding Globalization
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429994286
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 469
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A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting everything we do-economically, politically, and culturally-abroad and at home. As foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman crisscrosses the globe talking with the world's economic and political leaders, and reporting, as only he can, on what he sees. Now he has used his years of experience as a reporter and columnist to produce a pithy, trenchant, riveting look at the worldwide market forces that are driving today's economies and how they are playing out both internationally and locally. Globalization is the technologically driven expression of free-market capitalism, and as such is essentially an American creation. It has irrevocably changed the way business is done and has raised living standards throughout the world. But powerful local forces-of religion, race, ethnicity, and cultural identity-are in competition with technology for the hearts and minds of their societies. Finding the proper balance between the Lexus and the olive tree is the great game of globalization-and the ultimate theme of Friedman's challenging, provocative book, essential reading for all who care about how the world really works.

Thank You for Being Late

An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241300983
Category: Political Science
Page: 496
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The new international bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The World is Flat - this is an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the twenty-first century. 'As a guide for perplexed Westerners, this book is very hard to beat . . . Thank You for Being Late is a master class in explaining ... After your session with Dr. Friedman, you have a much better idea of the forces that are upending your world, how they work together - and what people, companies and governments can do to prosper' John Micklethwait, The New York Times Book Review 'The globe-trotting New York Times columnist's most famous book was about the world being flat. This one is all about the world being fast ... His main piece of advice for individuals, corporations, and countries is clear: Take a deep breath and adapt. This world isn't going to wait for you' Fortune We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike any he has attempted before, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them. Friedman's thesis is that to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet's three largest forces - Moore's law (technology), the market (globalization) and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss) - are all accelerating at once, transforming the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics and community. An extraordinary release of energy is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world - or perhaps to destroy it. Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to think about this era of accelerations. It's also an argument for 'being late' - for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we're passing through and reflecting on its possibilities and dangers. He shows us how we can anchor ourselves as individuals in the eye of this storm, and how communities can create a 'topsoil of trust' to do the same for their increasingly diverse and digital populations. Written with his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, and with unequalled access to many of those at the forefront of the changes he is describing all over the world, Thank You for Being Late is Friedman's most ambitious book - and an essential guide to the present and the future.

My Promised Land

The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Author: Ari Shavit
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812984641
Category: History
Page: 512
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape. Praise for My Promised Land “This book will sweep you up in its narrative force and not let go of you until it is done. [Shavit’s] accomplishment is so unlikely, so total . . . that it makes you believe anything is possible, even, God help us, peace in the Middle East.”—Simon Schama, Financial Times “[A] must-read book.”—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times “Important and powerful . . . the least tendentious book about Israel I have ever read.”—Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times Book Review “Spellbinding . . . Shavit’s prophetic voice carries lessons that all sides need to hear.”—The Economist “One of the most nuanced and challenging books written on Israel in years.”—The Wall Street Journal

Beirut


Author: Samir Kassir
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271262
Category: History
Page: 656
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Beirut is a tour de force that takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering a dazzling panorama of the city's Seleucid, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and French incarnations. Kassir vividly describes Beirut's spectacular growth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, concentrating on its emergence after the Second World War as a cosmopolitan capital until its near destruction during the devastating Lebanese civil war of 1975-1990. --from publisher description.

A History of Modern Israel


Author: Colin Shindler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107311217
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Colin Shindler's remarkable history begins in 1948, as waves of immigrants arrived in Israel from war-torn Europe to establish new cities, new institutions, and a new culture founded on the Hebrew language. Optimistic beginnings were soon replaced with the sobering reality of wars with Arab neighbours, internal ideological differences, and ongoing confrontation with the Palestinians. In this updated edition, Shindler covers the significant developments of the last decade, including the rise of the Israeli far right, Hamas's takeover and the political rivalry between Gaza and the West Bank, Israel's uneasy dealings with the new administration in the United States, political Islam and the potential impact of the Arab Spring on the region as a whole. This sympathetic yet candid portrayal asks how a nation that emerged out of the ashes of the Holocaust and was the admiration of the world is now perceived by many Western governments in a less than benevolent light.

The Lemon Tree

An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
Author: Sandy Tolan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596919228
Category: History
Page: 384
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With a new afterword by the author, and a sneak preview of Sandy Tolan's new book, Children of the Stone In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Ashkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next thirty-five years in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Based on extensive research, and springing from his enormously resonant documentary that aired on NPR's Fresh Air in 1998, Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, suggesting that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and reconciliation.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0

Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781429963688
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America. Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet--one that is "hot, flat, and crowded." In this Release 2.0 edition, he also shows how the very habits that led us to ravage the natural world led to the meltdown of the financial markets and the Great Recession. The challenge of a sustainable way of life presents the United States with an opportunity not only to rebuild its economy, but to lead the world in radically innovating toward cleaner energy. And it could inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time--nation-building in America--by summoning the intelligence, creativity, and concern for the common good that are our greatest national resources. Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the challenge--and the promise--of the future.

Pity the Nation

The Abduction of Lebanon
Author: Robert Fisk
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 678
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Prizewinning journalist Robert Fisk offers a brilliant account of the tragedy of war as seen in the conflict in Lebanon. "Eminently readable . . . a chronicle of a continuing war without heroes".--The New York Times.

Divided Cities

Belfast, Beirut, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia
Author: Jon Calame,Esther Charlesworth
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812206851
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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In Jerusalem, Israeli and Jordanian militias patrolled a fortified, impassable Green Line from 1948 until 1967. In Nicosia, two walls and a buffer zone have segregated Turkish and Greek Cypriots since 1963. In Belfast, "peaceline" barricades have separated working-class Catholics and Protestants since 1969. In Beirut, civil war from 1974 until 1990 turned a cosmopolitan city into a lethal patchwork of ethnic enclaves. In Mostar, the Croatian and Bosniak communities have occupied two autonomous sectors since 1993. These cities were not destined for partition by their social or political histories. They were partitioned by politicians, citizens, and engineers according to limited information, short-range plans, and often dubious motives. How did it happen? How can it be avoided? Divided Cities explores the logic of violent urban partition along ethnic lines—when it occurs, who supports it, what it costs, and why seemingly healthy cities succumb to it. Planning and conservation experts Jon Calame and Esther Charlesworth offer a warning beacon to a growing class of cities torn apart by ethnic rivals. Field-based investigations in Beirut, Belfast, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia are coupled with scholarly research to illuminate the history of urban dividing lines, the social impacts of physical partition, and the assorted professional responses to "self-imposed apartheid." Through interviews with people on both sides of a divide—residents, politicians, taxi drivers, built-environment professionals, cultural critics, and journalists—they compare the evolution of each urban partition along with its social impacts. The patterns that emerge support an assertion that division is a gradual, predictable, and avoidable occurrence that ultimately impedes intercommunal cooperation. With the voices of divided-city residents, updated partition maps, and previously unpublished photographs, Divided Cities illuminates the enormous costs of physical segregation.

The Road to Fatima Gate

The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel
Author: Michael Totten
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594036551
Category: History
Page: 376
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The Road to Fatima Gate is a first-person narrative account of revolution, terrorism, and war during history’s violent return to Lebanon after fifteen years of quiet. Michael J. Totten’s version of events in one of the most volatile countries in the world’s most volatile region is one part war correspondence, one part memoir, and one part road movie. He sets up camp in a tent city built in downtown Beirut by anti-Syrian dissidents, is bullied and menaced by Hezbollah’s supposedly friendly “media relations” department, crouches under fire on the Lebanese-Israeli border during the six-week war in 2006, witnesses an Israeli ground invasion from behind a line of Merkava tanks, sneaks into Hezbollah’s postwar rubblescape without authorization, and is attacked in Beirut by militiamen who enforce obedience to the “resistance” at the point of a gun. From the Cedar Revolution that ousted the occupying Syrian military regime in 2005 to the devastating war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006 to Hezbollah’s slow-motion but violent assault on Lebanon’s elected government and capital, Totten’s account is both personal and comprehensive. He simplifies the bewildering complexity of the Middle East; gains access to major regional players as well as to the man on the street; and personally witnesses most of the events he describes. The Road to Fatima Gate should be indispensable reading for anyone interested in the Middle East, Iran’s expansionist foreign policy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, asymmetric warfare, and terrorism in the aftermath of September 11.

Lebanon

Death of a Nation
Author: Sandra Mackey
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385413817
Category: History
Page: 307
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Examines the divisions within Lebanon that led to civil war and influenced its progressively anti-western character

Lebanon

Through Writers' Eyes
Author: Ted J. Gorton,Feghali A. Gorton
Publisher: Eland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781906011277
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 295
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A reasoned anthology, a record of people who visited Lebanon from 1800 BC to the present; and of the Lebanese themselves, writing about their homeland, their religions, their joys, their wars, and their sorrows. The potential visitor to Lebanon will discover a country that is infinitely richer, more diverse, and perennial than the headlines of the last few decades might suggest. The reader will delight in familiar, and discover some less familiar, treasures of description, analysis, and literature.

No Mission Is Impossible

The Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special Forces
Author: Michael Bar-Zohar,Nissim Mishal
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062379011
Category: History
Page: 384
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A riveting follow-up to Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal's account of the most memorable missions of the Mossad, No Mission is Impossible sheds light on some of the most harrowing, nail-biting operations of the Israeli Special forces Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service brought to life the gripping, legendary missions of Israeli's national intelligence force like never before, capturing the danger of the operations and the bravery of the operatives who risked everything to complete their assignments. Now, in No Mission Is Impossible, Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal return with the intensely absorbing, fast-paced story of thirty of the boldest missions of the Israeli Special Forces. Bar-Zohar and Mishal depict in electrifying detail major battles, raids in enemy territory, and death-defying commando missions while also sharing the personal stories of both soldiers and top commanders, revealing their hopes and fears. The stories are often of victories, but sometimes also of immense failures, and run side-by-side with the accounts of the lives and accomplishments of some of Israel's most prominent figures, including Moshe Dayan, Ariel Sharon, the brothers Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, and Avigdor Kahalani. We follow Sharon, from his near death at the battle of Latrun in 1948, to his crossing Suez in 1973; we are with Ehud Barak, dressed in women's clothes, when he commands a daring raid in Beirut in 1973, and then when he is elected Prime Minister in 1999. Besides recounting the mesmerizing, high-stakes missions, No Mission Is Impossible includes an interview in each chapter with a major figure who took part in the mission discussed, including some of the most prominent players in Israeli politics, and stunning photographs, many published for the first time. Captivating and eye-opening, No Mission Is Impossible is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how these crucial missions shaped Israel, and the world at large.

From Prague to Jerusalem

An Uncommon Journey of a Journalist
Author: Milan J. Kubic
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780875807645
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 312
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After spending his childhood in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and witnessing the Communist takeover of his country in 1948, a young journalist named Milan Kubic embarked on a career as a Newsweek correspondent that spanned thirty-one years and three continents, reporting on some of the most memorable events in the Middle East. Now, Kubic tells this fascinating story in depth. Kubic describes his escape to the US Zone in West Germany, his life in the Displaced Persons camps, and his arrival in 1950s America, where he worked as a butler and factory worker and served in a US Army intelligence unit during Senator Joe McCarthy's witch-hunting years. Hired by Newsweek after graduating from journalism school, Kubic covered the White House during the last year of Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency, the US Senate run by Lyndon Johnson, and the campaign that elected President John F. Kennedy. Kubic spent twenty-six years reporting from abroad, including South America, the Indian subcontinent, and Eastern and Western Europe. Of particular interest is his account of the seventeen years--starting with the Six Day War in 1967--when he watched the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from Beirut and Jerusalem. In From Prague to Jerusalem, readers will meet the principal Israeli participants in the Irangate affair, accompany Kubic on his South American tour with Bobby Kennedy, take part in his jungle encounter with the king of Belgium, witness the inglorious end of Timothy Leary's flight to the Middle East, and observe the debunking of Hitler's bogus diaries. This riveting memoir will appeal to general readers and scholars interested in journalism, the Middle East, and US history and politics.