[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt.]
...I have written before about Joel Beinin, once a professor of mine. You might say he epitomizes the Middle East Studies Association, and, indeed, he has been president of that organization. A piece about him appears under the aegis of the Hudson Institute. And I link to it in part for this reason: It is written by a journalist who has one of the great names in this profession, and, indeed, in all of life: Cinnamon Stillwell.