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Rued facts concerning the Middle East in the political cultural social and historical spheres In a straightforward and simple way that illuminates the issues without compromising their underlying complexities he gets to the core of each matter The Israel Palestine crisis the Iran Ira wa. A good enough introduction to the Middle East for beginners Easy to read language that raises some interesting points that may take some seasoned people by surpriseThe recurring thread of each answer reads a bit like a Marxist s perspective which is to dispell the relevance of religion culture and genetics in favour of a politics only perspective because all people are inherently the same or at least share far in common than separates themThe author does so with freuent references to EuropeanWestern examples of similar behaviour Eg Europe historically expelled its Jews so Arabs aren t any worse than Europeans for expelling their Jews This holds water for apologists and many in the middle but might not for people who view such comparisons as untenable Another example of such relativism is a perceived myth that Arabs have little sense of humour which the author aims to de mythologise by stating that unlike in the US Arabs mock their leaders daily behind closed doors and once sold books of Ayatullah Khomeini s strangest uotes The simplest argument was that the reputation of Arab society as being violent is unfounded because other cultures are also violent so therefore it is unfair to point fingers For me personally this does little to dispell the myth but is useful for honest introspectionIt s worthwhile to stress that the author emphasises that monolothic all encompassing labels such as the West Arabs Islam etc are misleading and obscurantist because these very labels are explaining miscegenations rather than the individual parts unrelated to each other For example an Arab in Morocco has their own uniue concerns and goals as compared to an Arab in far away Ira as an Italian and Austrian will have their own uniue issues though both belong to the West The author writes irreverantly of the recurring sinewy themes dominating middle eastern society lambasting them in baleful terms viz fundamentalist religion and its self appointed representatives zionism corrupt demagogues foreign meddling and On religion he states that Islam is neither a religion of peace nor a religion of war but merely a text that can be used in any expedient direction Zionism is explained as a colonial enterprise Arab leaders point fingers outside to avert reponsibility for their own failings Foreign regimes are not all controlling manipulators of Arab leaders dispelling an Arab myth but not disinterested respectable bystanders dispelling a Western myth He stresses none of these as being inherent characteristics of Middle Eastern society and culture Instead these myths are said to be a natural entailment of a plethora of mishaps for the region such as colonialism and the European concept of nationalism and are therefore malleable enough to be rid of under the right circumstancesI m glad I read it but on a borrowed free from the library for the weekend then returned on a Monday kind of way