London Review of Books reviews Khalil's book "America's Dream Palace"
Osamah Khalil's book, "America's Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State," was recently reviewed in the London Review of Books.
“Khalil provides a trove of new data, especially about the pre–Cold War and post-2001 eras, [but] his interest isn’t so much the history of ideas as the institutional career of Middle East studies in America. He’s particularly good at piecing together scattered archival evidence to reveal previously hidden patronage relationships between area specialists and government agencies such as the State Department and the CIA. And by quoting one undeniably prejudiced statement after another, he demonstrates the Orientalism of successive generations of Middle East experts to devastating overall effect.” —Hugh Wilford, London Review of Books