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ISBN: 0230120687
Author: James Zogby
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (January 3, 2012)
Pages: 272
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Politics
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Arab Voices is a breakthrough book Arab Voices distills Jim Zogby's lifetime of immersion in a central issue of our times - how can America and the Arab world can find the right path forward?

Arab Voices is a breakthrough book. Finally, after decades of relentlessly ignorant or bigoted stereotyping of the so-called ‘Arab Mind' - often a form of anti-Semitism against Arabs - by partisans having other agendas, James Zogby responds. Arab Voices distills Jim Zogby's lifetime of immersion in a central issue of our times - how can America and the Arab world can find the right path forward?

Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters.

Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters. The Arab World is a region that has been vastly misunderstood in the West. The book will bring into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding this important people.

Here, James Zogby debuts a brand new, comprehensive The Arab World is a region that has been vastly misunderstood in the West.

James Joseph Zogby (born 1945) is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a. .Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters, James Zogby, Palgrave Macmillan (October 2010), ISBN 978-0230102996.

James Joseph Zogby (born 1945) is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington, . In September 2013 President Obama appointed Zogby to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

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Arab Voices brings into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding the people of the Arab world

James Zogby has been instrumental in helping Arabs better understand America and encouraging Americans to better understand the Arab world. Arab Voices brings into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding the people of the Arab world. Here, Jim debuts a brand new, comprehensive poll, bringing numbers to life so that we can base policy and perception on the real world, rather than on a conjured reality.

Zogby is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute, a senior adviser to the polling firm Zogby . Zogby dismantles a number of American supermyths about Arabs, including that they are all the same and unchanging.

Zogby is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute, a senior adviser to the polling firm Zogby International, a journalist, and an indefatigable activist, and in Arab Voices he offers a fine critique of American-Arab perceptions.

Jim Zogby is helping to spark that debate with a new book called Arab Voices: What They Are .

Jim Zogby is helping to spark that debate with a new book called Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us and Why It Matters.

Despite increased contact between the West and the Arab world, even top American political leaders have only limited awareness of the realities and complexities of their Arab counterparts. Arab Voices asks the questions, collects the answers, and shares the results that will help us see Arabs clearly, bringing into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding this important variety of cultures. With a new afterword chronicling the importance of the recent uprisings across the Arab world, Zogby shows why it's more important than ever to base policy and perception on reality, rather than stereotypes and theories.

Comments:

Fani
James Zogby speaks with a uniquely qualified voice about the Arab experience in both the Middle East and the USA. Son of a Lebanese immigrant of very modest fortune, he and his brother John (Zogby International polls) exemplify the American Dream of achieving success through competence and hard work. Straight-talking but never strident, he discusses prejudice against Arabs and the desperate need for basic understanding--too often deliberately discouraged by hostile domestic influences--about Arab peoples, their history, language, culture, aspirations.

Zogby's analysis of cases where willful ignorance and bias have botched U.S. actions and interests--Iraq, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine--provides a concise education in what went wrong and why, supported by numerous references to actual, eye-opening polls of opinion in Arab countries. This book should be on the desk--and in the hands--of everyone involved with Middle East policy. It is also an immensely valuable source of information and insight for schools, libraries, and anyone who cares about the health of American civil society.
Rigiot
Dr. Zogby provides a perspective that is all too rare in American commentary--a perspective from the Arab World. With decades of experience in the region and reams of polling data, Dr. Zogby provides a fresh account of what contemporary men and women of the Arab World think about their lives, their government, and, of course, the United States. I would strongly recommend the book to any curious reader, but, most of all, I really wish our current and future policy makers would give its content and its message serious consideration. It is clearly written and is a quick, enjoyable read. It also has a helpful recommended reading list, if you want to further explore the topic.
Opithris
Great polling research supports all of the points put forth by James Zogby in this book. I recently heard a talk by him. His thoughts as an Arab American leader are timely and very helpful in understanding the position the Arab world is in at this time in our history. Lots of well-researched information for those who haven't really been keeping up with the Arab world.
Rishason
James Zogby's book is more timely than ever. As America and much of the West retreats into a xenophobic crouch, Professor Zogby offers us a look at the Arab perspective on the Middle East, the West, and the world. Very well written. A must read.
Gianni_Giant
This is an important book to read for anyone who wants to understand Muslim thinking and Mideast policy.
But not alone. The whole story is not here
An author can tell 95% of a story, when the other 5% changes the whole picture.
With all the vitally important facts here, there is a massive hole.
The hole is Islam and the Koran.
James Zogby comes from a Christian Lebanese family. He never states his religious beliefs.
He may think himself unbiased, but the book is strongly biased for Palestinians and against Israel.
Why is the Palestinian-Israeli conflict the center of Mideast concern?
20th century refugee problems may have amounted to a hundred times that of the Palestinians, including other Muslim refugees. Generally, however unjust the outcome, refugees, when they survived, found a place in the world.. This one is kept alive for generations. Why?
No other refugee group was given a separate special UN agency. No other has had the massive input of money and media sympathy.
Again, Why? This, Zogby ignored.
The answer is in the Qur'an. One of the major themes of the Qur'an is the despicableness, cleverness and undependability of Jews. Zogby is dead wrong in picturing the conflict as secular. The conflict is kept burning hot by Islamic doctrine.
A book written by a friend of mine, Frank Romano: Storm Over Morocco illustrates this for me. Frank would likely agree with Zogby on most things. He is a Hispanic American who has joined peace efforts in Palestine and Israel. When he was a student in Paris he had an experience in Morocco, and narrowly escaped with his life. Many Moroccan Muslim were very suspicions of him, thinking he could be a Jewish spy. Though a Jew would be hard to find there, Moroccans, and Muslims worldwide, have a Qur'anic attitude toward Jews, almost an obsession. Many Muslims worldwide admire Hitler, the Jew killer. Frank seemed not to make that connection, as Zogby doesn't.
Zogby almost completely ignored Islam, and never mentioned Muhammad.
In the surveys, no questions were asked that could bring this to light. Generally, a Muslim can never answer a question that would in any way make Islam look bad. Answers were necessarily secular. Islam was ignored.
Much can be learned by many writers who have experienced life in Muslim countries, and escaped. Some became Israel sympathizers. I think of Mark Gabriel, for one.
A major theme in Arab Voices is the misadventures of the United States in the Mideast. Zogby is 100% right in claiming this is because we don't listen to Arab voices, and make little effort to understand. Yes, this is a vital book, but not alone.

A later addition: find this on the net, not Amazon. 29-page paper from Pew Research. Muslim Beliefs & Practices: A Global Demographic Assessment. 2018. A more objective survey. Director: Willliam DiPuccio.

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