Zionism, Militarism, and the Decline of US Power

Zionism, Militarism, and the Decline of US Power

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Baker & Taylor
A critique of the powerful public role of American Zionism examines the influence of the Israel lobby on the formation of U.S. foreign policy, challenging the claims of Zionism in terms of such items as Saudi military sales, intelligence estimates of Iran's nuclear energy policy, and Congress's Middle East policy votes. Original.

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Petras (emeritus, sociology, Binghamton U.) calls out the Israel lobby (or the "Zionist Power Configuration," in his preferred terminology) as having undue and dangerous influence over US foreign policy and promoting militarism in the US approach towards the Middle East. He places blame on the lobby for the invasion of Iraq and warns that they are leading the US towards a war with Iran based once again on false pretences and provocations, describing other provocations previously used in US history to justify war in support of his argument. He further argues that the militarism that the US is being provoked into by the lobby is fundamentally weakening American power. He also discusses the role of American Jews in challenging or failing to challenge the lobby and lays out the case for the necessity of mounting a greater challenge to the lobby's influence. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Clarity Press, ©2008
ISBN: 9780932863751
Characteristics: 1 online resource (192 pages)


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