M. Shahid Alam

M. SHAHID ALAM is professor of economics at Northeastern University. This is an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism (Macmillan, November 2009). Contact me at alqalam02760@yahoo.com.

The Confessions of Thomas Friedman

Postscripts on Israel: October 7 Surprise?

Capitalists are Dispensable, Laborers Are Not

Target of a Smear Campaign

Has Imran Khan’s Political Tsunami Hit Pakistani Shores?

A Political Murder or War?

Unvarnished Truths About the US and Israel

A Dialectical Approach to the Qu’ran

Zionist Dialectics

Israel: a Failing Colonial Project?

Getting Out of Palestine

Roger Cohen and the Motley Crew

Roger Cohen and the Motley Crew

Fractures in the U. S. / Israeli Relationship?

Will the Taliban Reclaim Control of Afghanistan?

Accidental Parallels?

A Eurocentric Problem

Inviting David Brooks to My Class

Native Orientalists at the Daily Times

How Eurocentric Are You?

Israeli Exceptionalism

Zionism: An "Abnormal" Nationalism

Capitalism From the Standpoint of Its Victims

Israel in 1948

Afghan Pitfalls

Gaza’s Shattered Mirror

Obama and the Politics of Race and Religion in America

The Mendacity of Missed Opportunities

The Zionist Stratagem

The Meaning of Hizbullah’s Big Win

The Life and Death of Benazir Bhutto


Will History Repeat Itself?

The Mercenary State

The Zionist Question

Islam Now, China Then

Chosenness and Israeli Exceptionalism

American Mamlukes

America’s "Global War on Terrorism"

Has Regime Change Boomeranged?

An "Islamic Civil War"

Pitting the West Against Islam

Not All Terrorists are Muslim

On Colonialism and Colleagues

On Colonialism and Colleagues

Israel, the US and the New Orientalism

The Muslims America Loves

Real Men Go to Tehran

Israel and the Consequences of "Uniqueness"

General Musharraf and the Recognition of Israel