Jan 23, Mutia is currently reading it reviewed by L. Rollins The Fateful Triangle is a fact-filled, insightful look at the "special relationship" between the United States and Israel. Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics at M. The result is a devastating debunking of one-sided Zionist propaganda. The pro-Zionist bias of most American journalists and scholars is one particularly obvious aspect of the aforementioned "special relationship.
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Son of a Russian emigrant who was a Hebrew scholar, Chomsky was exposed at a young age to the study of language and principles of grammar. During the s, he began developing socialist political leanings through his encounters with the New York Jewish intellectual community.
Chomsky received his Ph. He conducted much of his research at Harvard University. Ward Chair of Modern Language and Linguistics. His academic reputation began with the publication of Syntactic Structures in Within a decade, he became known as an outspoken intellectual opponent of the Vietnam War. Chomsky has written many books on the links between language, human creativity, and intelligence, including Language and Mind and Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use He has had an unusual dual career as a professor of comparative literature, a recognized expert on the novelist and short story writer Joseph Conrad, see Vol.
Although he is not a trained historian, his Orientalism is one of the most stimulating critical evaluations of traditional Western writing on Middle Eastern history, societies, and literature.
In the controversial Covering Islam , he examined how the Western media have biased Western perspectives on the Middle East. A Palestinian by birth, Said has sought to show how Palestinian history differs from the rest of Arabic history because of the encounter with Jewish settlers and to present to Western readers a more broadly representative Palestinian position than they usually obtain from Western sources.
Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel and the Palestinians