This is just a quick link to follow -- an "aside." These are links to interesting things that, for one reason or another, I didn't place into a full posting. Go to the blog index for a regular listing of posts.
Cinnamon Stillwell: The Return of Joel Beinin - '"The American empire is going down." So declared history professor and former president of the Middle East Studies Association, Joel Beinin, on the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center (PPJC) cable television program, "Other Voices" (watch here) last week in Palo Alto...If the PPJC interview was any indication, Beinin's anti-American, anti-Israel venom remains intact. At the same time, he made a number of surprisingly candid statements not often heard from Middle East studies academics...'