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.

How to be a Good Victim

Terrorism: America Defines Its Targets

A Muslim Problem

FoxNews Puts Me In Its Crosshairs

America’s New Civilizing Mission

Testing Free Speech in America

Seeking Parallels

America, Imagine This!

Making Sense of Our Times

A Failing Ideology?

The Civilizing Mission

Israel Builds Another Wall

A Comic Apology

Do the Facts Lie?

Lerner, Said and the Palestinians

The Semantics of Empire

Voiding the Palestinians

The Lessons of Mulla Nasruddin

The Dialectics of Terror

Pakistan Recognizes Israel

Is the US a "Terrorist Magnet?"

The Global Economy Since 1800

Bernard Lewis

Illuminating Thomas Friedman

Pauperizing the Periphery

Iraq is Free

Israelization of the United States

Clusterbombing as Blockbuster!

America’s Dual Mission

Is This a Clash of Civilizations?

Israel’s Proxy War


Why 9-11 and Why Now?

A Day That Changed America

A Predatory Orientalism

The Political Geography of Palestine

The Civilizing Mission

I Will Fight Your Enemies

A New Theology of Power

CNN Reporting (poem)

Death by Sanctions

The Academic Boycott of Israel

American Presidents

Is Eurocentrism Unique?

A Colonizing Project Built on Lies

Thomas Friedman’s Lies

A New International Division of Labor


How Different Are Islamic Societies?

Clash of Civilizations?