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Shahid Alam: People Power in the Middle East

Thursday, 3 February 2011, 11:35 am | M. Shahid Alam

From his weekly perch at CNN, Fareed Zakaria, speculated last Sunday (or the Sunday before) whether George Bush could take credit for the events that were unfolding in Tunisia, whether this was the late fruit of the neoconservative project to bring ... More >>

People Power in the Middle East

Monday, 31 January 2011, 9:27 am | M. Shahid Alam

From his weekly perch at CNN, Fareed Zakaria, speculated last Sunday (or the Sunday before) whether George Bush could take credit for the events that were unfolding in Tunisia, whether this was the late fruit of the neoconservative project to bring ... More >>

Zionism: Two Deficits

Thursday, 28 October 2010, 12:05 am | M. Shahid Alam

The fecundity of the Zionist project in producing claims of exceptionalism is not in doubt. Anyone who scans the voluminous Zionist literature will be suitably impressed by its repeated resort to claims of Jewish and Israeli exceptionalism. There is scarcely ... More >>

M. Shahid Alam: Getting Out of Palestine?

Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 3:00 pm | M. Shahid Alam

When veteran journalist Helen Thomas was asked recently if she had any comments on Israel, she shot back, “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.” She apologized for the remark, but, as the campaign against her escalated, she chose to retire from ... More >>

M. Shahid Alam: Roger Cohen of NYT

Tuesday, 15 June 2010, 1:23 pm | M. Shahid Alam

Roger Cohen is the rare columnist at NYT who makes an occasional effort to bring some objectivity to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yet, how far does his objectivity go? Consider his piece of June 10, “Modern Folly and Ancient Wisdom.” I have ... More >>

M. Shahid Alam: Zionists Against Zion?

Tuesday, 30 March 2010, 12:48 pm | M. Shahid Alam

Zionists have worked hard and cleverly for their successes, but their cause has been greatly advanced at each stage by the logic of their colonial project aimed at the creation of a Jewish settler state at the very center of the Islamicate. More >>

M. Shahid Alam: A Eurocentric Problem

Monday, 15 February 2010, 10:22 am | M. Shahid Alam

In no other major civilization do self-regard, self-congratulation and denigration of the ‘Other’ run as deep, nor have these tendencies infected as many aspects of their thinking, laws, and policy, as they have in Western Europe and its overseas ... More >>

Is One Iraqi’s Self-Hatred Newsworthy?

Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 10:04 am | M. Shahid Alam

An Arab-American of Lebanese descent, fluent in Arabic, Anthony Shadid was one of a handful of unembedded Western journalists reporting from Iraq during the US invasion in 2003. At the time, he was The Washington Post’s correspondent for Islamic Affairs ... More >>

Native Orientalists at the Daily Times

Friday, 4 December 2009, 1:08 pm | M. Shahid Alam

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Shoe Jihad: A Satire

Monday, 14 September 2009, 11:13 am | M. Shahid Alam

These kleptocrats throw themselves at the feet of Western plutocracies: they spurn the real source of power – their own people – seeking clientage under Western boots. Lesser rogues gravitate to bigger ones: this is the law of global hegemony. More >>

Capitalism – From the Standpoint of Its Victims

Tuesday, 24 March 2009, 11:50 am | M. Shahid Alam

It has never been easy offering a critique of capitalism or markets to my undergraduate students. Most have never heard an unkind word about these bedrock institutions, which they know to be the foundations of American power and prosperity. More >>

Zionists in 1948: Poised for Expansion

Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 3:07 pm | M. Shahid Alam

I n their first test of strength with the ‘natives’ in 1948, the Zionists had gained control of nearly four-fifths of Palestine, expelled most of the Palestinians from these territories, and repulsed the combined forces of five Arab proto-states. More >>

M Shahid Alam: Chomsky on Oil and the Israel Lobby

Sunday, 1 February 2009, 5:49 pm | M. Shahid Alam

I n the slow evolution of US relations with Israel since 1948, as the latter mutated from a strategic liability to a strategic asset, Israel and its Jewish allies in the United States have always occupied the driver’s seat. More >>

Zionism in Gaza’s Shattered Mirror

Thursday, 15 January 2009, 9:19 am | M. Shahid Alam

At a time when Palestinian men, women and children, corralled in the ghetto of Gaza since 1948, are daily, hourly, relentlessly, being bombed from the air, land and sea, it is instructive to turn to some of the founding fathers of Zionism, and ask ... More >>

Hizbullah: Has Israel Met Its Match?

Saturday, 12 April 2008, 3:19 pm | M. Shahid Alam

On January 31, 2008, when the Winograd Commission submitted its final report on the Second Lebanese War of July 2006, this was a first in Israeli history: a report on why the Israeli military had failed in a war. More >>

Benazir Bhutto: A Pakistani Tragedy

Thursday, 3 January 2008, 10:50 pm | M. Shahid Alam

O n December 27, a little more than two months after her return to Pakistan from years of exile, Benazir Bhutto was killed while leaving the grounds of Liaquat Bagh after addressing a rally of party faithfuls. Daughter of the charismatic Zulfiqar ... More >>

M. Shahid Alam: Will History Repeat Itself?

Sunday, 28 October 2007, 12:58 am | M. Shahid Alam

In January 2002, when President Bush named Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the first targets in his ‘global war against terror’ – the putative ‘axis of evil’—few noticed a curious omission. Pakistan was not on the list. More >>

M. Shahid Alam: Pakistan’s Mercenary Elites

Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 2:32 pm | M. Shahid Alam

In Pakistan today we encounter a paradox crying for an explanation; it is a paradox, moreover, whose exploration can bring some clarity to the predicament of the Islamicate today. More >>

Islam Now, China Then: Any Parallels?

Wednesday, 25 July 2007, 12:10 am | M. Shahid Alam

On some days, a glance at the leading stories in the Western media strongly suggests that Muslims everywhere, of all stripes, have gone berserk. It appears that Muslims have lost their minds. In any week, we are confronted with reports of Islamic suicide ... More >>

M Shahid Alam: Chosenness & Israeli Exceptionalism

Thursday, 24 May 2007, 12:11 am | M. Shahid Alam

No idea has played a more seminal role in the recent history of Jewish and Christian Zionism than the Jewish doctrine of divine election or chosenness.[1] Since this doctrine is the cornerstone of Zionism, divine sanction for Jewish uniqueness has ... More >>





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