The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

Stephen Walt, co-author of the landmark essay and later book: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, responds to some of the criticism resurfacing among the commentariat.  He essentially asks (and has cause to ask) whether those criticizing the book (McArdle, Douthat, Goldberg, et. al) ever even read it (I did).

Here is a brief segment:

The problem with relying on other people’s opinions is that virtually all of the mainstream critics here in the US misrepresented our arguments badly, frequently accusing us of saying the exact opposite of what we actually wrote. At the risk of boring you, let me offer a few examples:

Oh, he offers examples alright.  He gives a general run-down of the main ideas of the book and some of the most common misrepresentations about it.  I recommend his post and his book.

Conversations with History, a series of intellectual interviews conducted by Harry Kreisler of UC Berkeley, welcomes co-authors Steven Walt and John Mearsheimer:

I recommend many of the videos in this series. An informed public strengthens and breathes life into democracy.

Here is the article they wrote for The London Review of Books, that later grew into the book.

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