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M. Shahid Alam

Articles by M. Shahid Alam

How Eurocentric Is Your Day?

How Eurocentric Is Your Day?

Nov 13, 2009 M. Shahid Alam

At the outset of the classes I teach, I always address the question of bias in the social sciences. This...

The Pakistani Paradox

The Pakistani Paradox

Oct 11, 2007 M. Shahid Alam

When there is little doubt that it is 'hosting' both al-Qaida and the Taliban, why was Pakistan not included...

Scholarship Or Sophistry?

Scholarship Or Sophistry?

Jun 27, 2003 M. Shahid Alam

His objective is to whittle down world history, to reduce it to a primordial contest between two historical...

Pauperizing The Periphery

Pauperizing The Periphery

Jun 04, 2003 M. Shahid Alam

Contrary to the grandiose claims made by the ideologues, the neoliberal, open-door economic regimes imposed...

Iqra: Iraq Is Free

Iqra: Iraq Is Free

Apr 15, 2003 M. Shahid Alam

Without Saddam, the Iraqis would still be toiling under some vapid dictatorship, like Hosni Mubarak's, allied...

Israelization Of The United States

Israelization Of The United States

Apr 07, 2003 M. Shahid Alam

If, somehow, the Americans could be persuaded to take the long view, they might begin to understand that the...

America's Dual Mission

America's Dual Mission

Mar 12, 2003 M. Shahid Alam

About a hundred and fifty years back, Karl Marx had proclaimed that the British have a "dual mission" in...

Israel's Proxy War?

Israel's Proxy War?

Feb 21, 2003 M. Shahid Alam

This may not be America's war at all, much less a war of the West against Islam or Islamists. Instead, could...

A Day That Changed America?

A Day That Changed America?

Dec 17, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

Alas, it could, but didn't -- the dark clouds of that barbaric tragedy did not have any silver lining: ...

A Predatory Orientalism

A Predatory Orientalism

Nov 28, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

What Went Wrong? In an earlier era, before the Zionist movement descended on the heads of unsuspecting...

Zionist Theses And Anti-Theses

Zionist Theses And Anti-Theses

Nov 08, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

We are at a turning point of history, for better or worse. If we can unravel the fabric of lies woven over...

A New Theology Of Power

A New Theology Of Power

Sep 18, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

I am only a professor, an obscure peddler of dissent, who, once tenure was secured, had been left reasonably...

The Academic Boycott Of Israel

The Academic Boycott Of Israel

Aug 01, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

I must explain why I can not view this campaign as "destructive," "ugly" or supportive of "terrorist...

Is Eurocentrism Unique?

Is Eurocentrism Unique?

Jul 18, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

There's an obsession, especially pronounced since the eighteenth century, with European superiority in...

A Colonizing Project Built On Lies

A Colonizing Project Built On Lies

Apr 18, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

A re-look at the myths and lies that have been constructed to dehumanise and delegitimise the Palestinians.

Lies Of Desperation

Lies Of Desperation

Apr 03, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

Answering Thomas Friedman: he does not deny that the Israeli occupation has caused "desperation" amongst...

A New International Division Of Labor

A New International Division Of Labor

Mar 25, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

A new modest proposal -- couldn't the poorest countries trade in the abundance of bodies at their disposal...

Peddling Civilizational Wars

Peddling Civilizational Wars

Mar 07, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

A critique of Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations

How Different Are Islamic Societies?

How Different Are Islamic Societies?

Feb 28, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

Islamic societies lag in economic development, face a democracy deficit, and possess "bloody borders"?

Is There An Islamic Problem?

Is There An Islamic Problem?

Feb 21, 2002 M. Shahid Alam

The air is thick with theories which claim that Islam has been paralyzed by a deadening obscurantism since...