By Matthew F. Jacobs
Jacobs examines the ways that a casual community of educational, company, executive, and media experts interpreted and shared their perceptions of the center East from the top of global conflict I during the past due Nineteen Sixties. in the course of that interval, Jacobs argues, individuals of this community imagined the center East as a sector outlined via definite universal characteristics--religion, mass politics, underdevelopment, and an escalating Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict--and as a spot that would be remodeled via U.S. involvement. hence, the ways that experts and policymakers imagined the center East of the previous or current got here to justify guidelines designed to create an imagined center East of the longer term. Jacobs demonstrates that an research of the highbrow roots of present politics and overseas coverage is important to comprehending the kinds of U.S. engagement with the center East in a post-9/11 world.
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Imagining the Middle East: The Building of an American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967 by Matthew F. Jacobs