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Khalil's book, America's Dream Palace, reviewed in Al-Ahram newspaper

Osamah Khalil Al-Ahram, Egypt's most prominent and widely-read newspaper, recently reviewed "America's Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State," written by Osamah Khalil. "'America’s Dream Palace' derives its title from T.E. Lawrence’s memoir. Lawrence wrote that he inspired a “dream palace” of nationalist ideas. But Osamah Khalil inverts the claim and demonstrates that Lawrence inspired the perceptions and ideas of American policy makers and researchers. He argues that U.S. national security requirements affected not only popular culture products but academic expertise on the Middle East." Read the full article (in Arabic) here. 03/17/17