3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2011
A New look at the middle east with a perspective you don't usually see. Information shared without a clear agenda intrepretation. Fresh without any spin. Unique in providing outlooks that are somewhat bias but yet unique but it dares you you to rethink issues and vary your old instincts as to what is really going on in that part of the world. Antiestablishment presentation for sure.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2013
I'm assigning this book for my class on the Politics in the Middle East. I've used the author's primer about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in a prior class and students told me they really liked her style and found it easy to understand. The author organizes her primers around questions with 1-3 pages for each answer. It's useful for teaching because you can assign the parts that fit well within your lesson plan. Bennis's viewpoint is definitely critical of the U.S. government's position under the Bush administration, but I found a lot of the data in the book to provide a perspective that many would not normally encounter in mainstream media.
0 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2010
I would rather praise Phyllis, but she makes so many mistakes, she is such a prisoner of unenlightened concepts that I can only strongly disapprove her works.
The USA was founded by the most enlightened men, and has been nurturing a progressive and tolerant nation.
Only those who lived in oppressive and barbaric societies can see how wrong Phyllis is.
Only positive enlightened inputs can save the people of Iran, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq from their current suffering and fear.
Why can we not join intellectual forces to change the future of all those countries?
Phyllis could contribute positive thoughts in those areas of misery. Just try to imitate Gene Sharp.