"Once again James Petras takes us on afearless truth trip—with lucid style, toughfactual blows, commanding research, andcompelling analysis. This is an eye-opening,must-read book for every advocate ofdemocracy."
The Culture Struggle
"Jim Petras has been one of the fewcourageous individuals, in or outside ofacademia, to take a critical view of the pro-Israel lobby and its influence over US MiddleEast policy and to challenge the "conven-tional wisdom" on the part of the Left thatIsrael acts as a "cop on the beat" and issimply serving America's imperial interests."
—Jeff Blankfort A leading Jewishauthority in the US on the pro-IsraelLobby
"Jim Petras is one of the best informedpolitical scientists of his generation,
given to avoiding difficult issues. Here headdresses one such, which he tackles in acharacteristically challenging way."
Tom Brass, Editor
The Journal of Peasant Studies
"A breath of fresh air. This critique has to beinternalised if the Left wills to regain itsplace in society."
Israel Shamir, Jaffa
Leading Russian-Israeli intellectual
writer, translator and journalist
"A provocative analysis of a serious problemthat should be discussed and debatedwidely... this book succeeds in exposing ingreat detail the enormous power andinfluence of Israel and the Jewish Lobby inshaping U.S. policy toward the Middle East."
Berch Berberoglu, Ph.D.
University of Nevada, Reno
Turmol in the Middle East
"An outstanding analysis of the politicalmachinery responsible for so much sufferingin the Middle East: the social scienceequivalent of John Adam's opera"Klinghoffer". Brilliant and substantive".
A leading world authority on US
foreign policy and the oil industry
National Autonomous University of Mexico
"Always meticulously researched and full ofinsight, in the final analysis Petras' opinionsare almost always vindicated by events. Ibelieve that this will be the case here." —
is a Bartle Professor(Emeritus) of Sociology at BinghamtonUniversity, New York. He is the author of 62books published in 29 languages, and over560 articles in professional journals,including the
American Sociological Review,British Journal of Sociology, Social Research, and Journal of Peasant Studies.
He has published over 2000 articles innonprofessional journals such as the
New York Times,
Nation,Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy,New Left Review, Temps Moderne, Le Monde Diplomatique,
and his commentaryis widely carried on the internet. He iswinner of a Life Time Career Award of theAmerican Sociology Association, and theRobert Kenny Award for Best Book, 2002.