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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Clarity Press (December 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932863604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932863607
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,685,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Jim Petras is one of the best informed political scientists of his generation."--Tom Brass, Editor, The Journal of Peasant Studies, Cambridge

"James Petras is #59 in its list of America's 100 most influential liberals (ahead of Noam Chomsky and Stephen Colbert)"--The UK Daily Telegraph

About the Author

James Petras is a Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York. He is the author of 63 books published in 29 languages, and over 560 articles in professional journals, such as the American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, and Social Research. He has published over 2000 articles in nonprofessional journals such as the New York Times, Guardian, Nation, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, New Left Review, Partisan Review, TempsModerne, Le Monde Diplomatique. His commentary is widely carried on the internet, and his views solicited by media.

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This particular book inspired me to go out and purchase four more copies for my friends.
William G. Hutchinson
This is an important book to read because it brings out how the "tyranny of a minority" can be just as powerful as the "tyranny of a majority."
James Denny
Drop whatever you happen to be doing and run, walk or crawl to the nearest bookstore and buy this book!
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113 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Drew Hunkins on December 31, 2008
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Drop whatever you happen to be doing and run, walk or crawl to the nearest bookstore and buy this book! It is flat out phenomenal.

Dr. Petras cuts to the heart of the issues and completely dissects the Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC) in America. He ranges from the authentic reasons the U.S. is occupying Iraq, proving it has nothing to do with oil, to the pro-Israel groups and institutions that permeate American society and culture. Coming under especially harsh criticism is the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (PMAJO) and its propaganda newsletter "Daily Alert." Without fail PMAJO parrots every press briefing and talking point that emanates from Tel Aviv, regardless of how many Palestinian civilians are butchered in the process or malnourished in the Gaza concentration camp.

Petras goes on to demonstrate that Mearsheimer and Walt were too tepid in their criticism of the pro-Israel lobby and failed to address the entire Zionist power apparatus in the United States by only focusing on a small piece of it. Zionism, Militarism and the Decline of US Power explains that Israeli mouthpieces and Jewish apologists for Zionism wield strength in a much more over-arching manner. Not only are the big metropolitan areas (The Apple, LA, Miami, Chicago) inundated with bullies and cheerleaders who harass, boycott, browbeat and intimidate anybody or any institution that has the chutzpah to level an intelligent critique about Israeli violence and Zionist power, but also small and local communities across the country face the same intimidation tactics. The ZPC has a stranglehold that is powerful yet relatively invisible to most. Though of course they're not omnipotent.
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 7, 2008
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For something which is politically an infant, Israel has played big time on the world politics field. "Zionism, Militarism, and the Decline of US Power" is a no-holds barred examination of the relationship between Israel and the United States, and its effects on the United States pushes for a more peaceful Middle Eastern region. Arguing that the close relationship between the two could have disastrous long term effects, "Zionism, Militarism, and the Decline of US Power" has a dissenting opinion to the populous, and backs it up well.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By BuyeronAmazon1234 on June 28, 2009
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It is about time we Americans know about the ugly face of Zionism and how it aims at controlling the whole world starting with the USA, our beloved country.

Petras does a great job in detailing the different influences that the Zionism lobbies in Washington and around the country exert on our Government, media and economy.

This is terrifying to know but a MUST read for every American, who loves his/her country.
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64 of 73 people found the following review helpful By William G. Hutchinson on October 23, 2008
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This is a super little book. It is the third book by Prof. Petras that I have purchased. This particular book inspired me to go out and purchase four more copies for my friends. It really explains a lot about present circumstances here in the USA. I recommend this book for anyone needing an instant education.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Todd A. Migliori on March 16, 2010
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I had the opportunity to read this indoctrinating book, which i later bought from Amazon. I have over 300 books in my personal library, I highly recommend this book to read, it is very well written and TRUTHFUL. I am looking forward to reading more of Mr Petras books, great work !
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By James Denny on March 5, 2012
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Professor James Petras presents a well-organized and well-documented expose of the footprint of "Israel First" advocates on U.S. foreign policy.

Unlike many who would simply rue the disproportionate impact of the Israeli lobby on U.S. policy, Petras gives the names of individuals and organizations who have used their stature and status in ways that promote Israel interests but that may or may not promote equivalent U.S. interests.

While Israeli interests do often juxtapose with U.S. interests, sometimes they are in conflict. In his narrative, Petras cites concrete examples where the latter is the case. He uses a scary term, "Fifth Column," to warn that there are times when Israeli interests not only do not match but collide with and contradict U.S. interests.

Whether the more correct term is "militarist Zionists" or "Zionist militarists," the disproportionate influence of AIPAC, the ADL and others has often skewed U.S. foreign and defense policy in ways that counter evenhandedness in foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East.

Petras uses the term ZPC (Zionist Power Configuration) to describe the outsize influence of these organizations. Sadly, there have been personal attacks that rise to the level of character assassination upon selected individuals, when such individuals have advocated for ideas that run in a different direction. Among the victims of such are former Representatives Paul Findley, R-IL, and Cynthia McKinney, D-GA, along with former President Jimmy Carter. The two former members of Congress may have been defeated as a result of militarist Zionistic efforts that went so far as to slander them as anti-Semitic, a blatantly false charge done for purely political reasons.
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