My colleague Michael Rubin has just posted an entry at NRO's "The Corner" trumpeting the launch of a valuable new (and free) seach engine at the Middle East Quarterly, which Michael edits. The MEQ is published by the Middle East Forum, of which Campus Watch is a part.
The new service will give anyone interested in the Middle East access to the MEQ's extensive database of books from the past 15 years. Here's Michael's post:
Read a good book on the Middle East lately? [Michael Rubin]
Few fields are as politicized as Middle East studies. Some scholarship is stellar and while other research is weak. Some authors substitute polemic for fact, and others eschew contemporary bias to reveal new material from dusty archives. If you want to know more about the books on a college syllabus, in the local library, or in the book store, or are just looking for what academics and policy practitioners think of a title, the Middle East Quarterly has just brought on line www.mideastbookreviews.org, our free database, searchable by author and title, of reviews of and analysis about several hundreds books published about the Middle East over the last 15 years.