Middle East Empire: The Prequel
Hadar, Leon, The American Conservative
Middle East Empire: The Prequel The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Jonathan Schneer, Random House, 464 pages
Good morning America! It's a new day in the Middle East as the Arab Spring-now the Arab Autumn-opens uncharted opportunities for the U.S. to shape the region and lay the foundations for liberal-democratic order, not to mention peace between Jews and Muslims.
But wait-haven't we seen this movie before? Like when President George W. Bush liberated Iraq, promoted his Freedom Agenda in the Middle East, and insisted that the road to (peace in) Jerusalem led through (American occupied) Baghdad?
Or when President Clinton was hoping …
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Publication information: Article title: Middle East Empire: The Prequel. Contributors: Hadar, Leon - Author. Magazine title: The American Conservative. Volume: 10. Issue: 10 Publication date: October 2011. Page number: 55+. © 2009 The American Conservative LLC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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