From Beirut to Jerusalem

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374706999

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 1286


This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's new, updated epilogue. One of the most thought-provoking books ever written about the Middle East, From Beirut to Jerusalem remains vital to our understanding of this complex and volatile region of the world. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman drew upon his ten years of experience reporting from Lebanon and Israel to write this now-classic work of journalism. In a new afterword, he updates his journey with a fresh discussion of the Arab Awakenings and how they are transforming the area, and a new look at relations between Israelis and Palestinians, and Israelis and Israelis. Rich with anecdote, history, analysis, and autobiography, From Beirut to Jerusalem will continue to shape how we see the Middle East for many years to come. "If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it."--Seymour M. Hersh

From Beirut to Jerusalem

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780006530701

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 588

View: 6340


A Second Edition of Thomas Friedman's stunning book, the first edition of which won the American National Book Award. 'If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it.' Seymour Hersh In this lucid, incisive and memorable book, acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, Friedman reaches deeper into the traumatic and complex recent history of the conflicts in the Middle East than any previous writer. For this new edition, Friedman has added a further two chapters that bring the book up to 1995 and the unfolding - and stalling - of the Middle Eastern peace process. From Beirut to Jerusalem is wonderully shrewd, surprisingly funny and indispensable to anyone seeking a fuller understanding of the political causes and psychological effects of the seemingly endless strife which besets this embattled region.

Quicklet on Thomas Friedman's From Beirut to Jerusalem

Author: Joshua Vizer

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614641846

Category: Study Aids

Page: 34

View: 3411


ABOUT THE BOOK Among the worlds most enduring and exasperating struggles, Thomas Friedman attempts to lay out the philosophical, historical and fantastical story of the conflict in the Middle East with his narrative, From Beirut to Jerusalem. This book covers a deep and controversial topic area that Friedman deftly explains in a fascinating narrative that will keep you entertained, informed and wanting more. It was also the winner of the National Book Award in 1989. From the start, From Beirut to Jerusalem creates a compelling narrative that weaves in all of the important concepts involved in the Middle East conflicts. The book serves as equal parts first-hand account, historical textbook, journalistic observation, and reflection on the overarching themes of the era. The book focuses primarily on three issues that drive the overall narrative of the book. The first issue is the civil war in Lebanon, which occurred throughout the time that Friedman was living in the country. During this time, Lebanon transformed from a modern cosmopolitan nation to a chaotic, sectarian country. Friedman discusses the day to day struggles that the conflict imposed as well as the broader implications of the war. MEET THE AUTHOR Joshua Vizer is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading! EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK From Beirut to Jerusalem is structured into three main portions, based on three major geographies. Each portion of the books is a location that hints at the greater theme of the section. The first portion is titled Beirut and follows the authors life in that city. In this portion, he primarily focuses on the Lebanese civil war as well as the Arab world as a whole. The second portion is titled Jerusalem and is concerned mainly with Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Finally, the third section is called Washington and comments mostly on the American and global perspective on the Middle East. Each section takes the reader through the different points of view, shaping forces and major figures in the debate. Friedman is able to use is unique reporting and writing skills to provide the reader a sense of the critical points for understanding each region. Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Thomas Friedman's From Beirut to Jerusalem Thomas Friedman's From Beirut to Jerusalem + About the Book + Book Construction + Book Origins + Author Bio + ...and much more

From Beirut to Belfast

Author: Czar Alexei Sepe

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1665527668

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 4249


Could we analyze power-sharing through the rear-view mirror? The politics of Lebanon and Northern Ireland are relevant case studies to answer this question. Using Pierre Nora’s lieux de memoire scheme of historical memory, this book crafts a theory of sites of social interaction (SSI) and strategies of social cohesion in power-sharing institutions. SSIs and cohesion strategies that increase tensions will cause power-sharing failure in the long run, and vice versa. Thus, there is a causal link between power-sharing and ethnic tensions in divided societies, through mechanisms of SSIs and cohesion strategies. Lebanon and Northern Ireland encode power-sharing with different sites of social interaction and cohesion strategies, as a reflection of a society's composition and institutional design, respectively. Power-sharing implementation provides the missing link in our knowledge of power-sharing and ethnic tensions. At Boston College, this work won the 2021 Donald S. Carlisle Award for academic excellence in political science.

Print to Fit

Author: Jerold S. Auerbach

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 164469106X

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 9396


After Adolph Ochs purchased The New York Times in 1896, Zionism and the eventual reality of the State of Israel were framed within his guiding principle, embraced by his Sulzberger family successor, that Judaism is a religion and not a national identity. Apprehensive lest the loyalty of American Jews to the United States be undermined by the existence of a Jewish state, they adopted an anti-Zionist critique that remained embedded in its editorials, on the Opinion page and in its news coverage. Through the examination of evidence drawn from its own pages, this book analyzes how all the news “fit to print” became news that fit the Times’ discomfort with the idea, and since 1948 the reality, of a thriving democratic Jewish state in the historic homeland of the Jewish people.

Our American Israel

Author: Amy Kaplan

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674989929

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 8709


How did a Jewish state come to resonate profoundly with Americans in the twentieth century? Since WWII, Israel’s identity has been entangled with America’s belief in its own exceptionalism. Turning a critical eye on the two nations’ turbulent history together, Amy Kaplan unearths the roots of controversies that may well divide them in the future.

From Beirut to Jerusalem

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007360901

Category:

Page: 608

View: 3733


In this lucid, incisive and memorable book, acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, Friedman reaches deeper into the traumatic and complex recent history of the conflicts in the Middle East than any previous writer. For this new edition, Friedman has added a further two chapters that bring the book up to 1995 and the unfolding - and stalling - of the Middle Eastern peace process. From Beirut to Jerusalem is wonderully shrewd, surprisingly funny and indispensable to anyone seeking a fuller understanding of the political causes and psychological effects of the seemingly endless strife which besets this embattled region.