Seeds of Hate

Seeds of Hate : How America's Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad

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In the aftermath of 9/11, America has been haunted by one question: why do they hate us? This book answers that question, tracing the roots of the crisis back to American's involvement in the Middle East, and in particular Lebanon. Journalist Lawrence Pintak was a correspondent for CBS in Beirut in the 1980s, where he witnessed the birth of the current 'terror'. In Seeds of Hate, he explores how America's flawed policy in the Lebanon transformed Muslim perceptions of the US - from impartial peacekeeper to hated enemy of the Lebanese Muslims. Pintak explores the links between those who carried out the terror war in Lebanon and the current wave of terror, examining the role played by key figures behind the Beirut bombings. He considers how the template for shaping would-be terrorists is being replicated from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia and speaks with victims of the earlier wave of terror.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 152.9 x 241.3 x 33mm | 680.4g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745320449
  • 9780745320441

About Lawrence Pintak

Kate Hudson is Principal Lecturer in Russian and East European Politics at South Bank University. She is editor of Contemporary Politics, and author of European Communism since 1989.show more

Review quote

'A startling and insightful account of America's involvement in war-torn Lebanon during the 1980s' -- New Worldshow more

Table of contents

Preface Introduction 1. The Lebanese Jigsaw 2. West Beirut: A City in Chaos 3. East Beirut: Shelling & Champagne 4. Combatants 5. The Slippery Slope 6. Under Fire 7. A Village in Revolt 8. Choosing Sides 9. Victims of War 10. The Seeds Sprout 11. Spillover 12. Taking the Hint 13. Jihad 14. The Unfinished Kitchen 15. A Hasty Retreat 16. Hostage 17. Metamorphosis 18. Inspiration 19. Beirut, Bali & Beyond Indexshow more

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