Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mad Scientists

'The time has come,' the Walrus said, 'To talk of many things:"

In the crunk and disorderly world of academia -- the 'Cult of Irrelevance" -- there is a particular field called IR. Meaning Internat'l Relations, IR exists counterminously with real time - historical and current events sweetly mingle with future projections and the foreign policy theories theoretically theorized therein can actually drive one batty.

As in mad.

While decorum prohibits (think a thong at church) listing all the wicked, weak minded warping tomes, scrolls and syllabi that defeatist succubi and incubi imbibe -- here's one of several Mad Scientists to be on the lookout for.

Palestinian fanboy Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi is a down right mean Little Satan hating agent.

Dr K routinely enjoyed sucking up to the old school Palestinian terror cats like the Palestine Loseration Organization at the same incredible instant PLO was doing anti-Western terrorism and earned an especial place on Great Satan's Official Enemies List.

Specifically -- rowdy revisionist Rashid doubled as director of the official PLO press agency WAFA in Beirut from 1976 to 1982

Despite Palestinian Sympathy Fatigue

"Although the Palestinians have no state, they have two toothless governments. The behavior of both sides has been disgraceful."

The real cause of all the world's ills are in fact Great and Little Satan's fault.

Such bass ackwardsness is risible in extremis

"It is high time that we speak out against the immoral and undemocratic policies of our government in the Middle East. U.S. policy in the Middle East will never be successful if it does not base itself on universally respected principles of international law and universally recognized values."

Dr Rashid Khaladi's work -- which is actually a study in Dual Loyalties -- to be on the look out for include:

British Policy towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914. Ithaca Press for St. Antony's College, 1980.

Palestine and the Gulf (Co-editor), Institute for Palestine Studies, 1982.
Under Siege: PLO Decision-making during the 1982 War. Columbia University Press, 1986.

The Origins of Arab Nationalism (Co-editor), Columbia University Press, 1991.

Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness, Columbia University Press, 1997.
Eugene L. Rogan & Avi Shlaim, ed (2007) [1st ed. 2001].

"The Palestinians and 1948: the underlying causes of failure".

The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521699341..

Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East, Beacon Press, 2004.

The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood. Beacon Press. 2006.

Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East, Beacon Press, 2009.

Pic - "If there is to be a resolution of the Palestine problem, it depends on the Palestinians' understanding the massive disadvantages they labor under in fighting a struggle for liberation against the heirs of the victims of the Holocaust, in the growing shadow of worldwide mohammedismphobia."