Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Totten Interview: Lee Smith

As mentioned earlier, I've been reading The Strong Horse by Lee Smith. It is a fascinating and often troubling view of the Middle East.

Here is a January 2010 interview of Lee Smith by Michael J. Totten. An excerpt:

The issue is not our policies; the issue is an existential one, and it is not about us, rather it is about a society that makes no room for difference, or what is known in academic circles as “the other.” If Zarqawi becomes a folk hero for slaughtering Arab Shia, this is not a region where a non-Arab, non-Muslim superpower is going to find much love.

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