HISTORY WORK FOR CH14

HISTORY WORK FOR CH14 - Name: Dongni Wang Course: History...

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Name: Dongni Wang Course: History of American Foreign Affairs Date: April 16 th Critique of Lewis from Makdisi’s Perspective In “The Revolt of Islam,” Bernard Lewis attributes Muslim animosity toward the US to the “clash of civilization.” However, in “A Clash with US Foreign Policy,” Ussama Makdisi disagrees Lewis’s perspective that the cultural differences arose the conflict between the West and the Middle East. Instead, Arabs’ hatred of the US increasingly deepens because of their dissatisfaction toward American foreign policy. Lewis argues that Muslim anti-Americanism is civilizationally rooted. The Prophet bestowed mission to them to struggle for the defense of advancement of Muslim power. The Christian represented a serious threat to Islam, and it was thought to their rival in the struggle for world domination. For the Middle Easterners, the US was the accomplice of the European colonial power or Zionism. Moreover, they attribute their poverty and tyranny to American selfishness. The US pursued its economic dominance
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course HISTORY 512 taught by Professor Hewitt during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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HISTORY WORK FOR CH14 - Name: Dongni Wang Course: History...

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