The Israel Lobby
February 25, 2008 1 Comment
Last night, a few friends and I attended a lecture given by John J. Mearsheimer, co-author of the book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. Now, I’m not all too big on politics and the whole political science scene, but I thought that the lecture was pretty good. The question and answer session that followed was pretty interesting as well, with some really good questions being asked.
The lecture was centred around his book, co-authored with Stephen Walt. He basically outlined the arguments made in the book and mentioned some additional points that weren’t found in it, (so says my friend, who’s actually read the book). I won’t give a synopsis of the talk as I didn’t take notes (my memory isn’t all that great either), but for those interested in knowing what the book’s about and the contraversy surrounding it, here are two videos you can watch. One’s a clip of a Democracy Now interview with Michael Massing, a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, in which he talks about the book and the responses to it. The other is a Dutch documentary titled, Tegenlicht (Backlight).
The Democracy Now interview clip:
For those interested in reading the transcript of the interview, you can do so here.
The Dutch documentary, Tegenlicht: