Dazed and Blundering

Juan Cole, responding to a question about the US media's coverage of the Middle East, in a recent interview with the Detroit Metro Times:

"I think there’s something very wrong in the way the Americans report the world and the way the Americans make decisions about the world. They are often isolated and kind of in a bubble when they do these things, and it’s dangerous. We’re a great power, we’re a hyper-power now, and to have us blundering around not understanding the world in which we live is very dangerous.

Cole is a Pofessor of Hstory at the Univerity of Michigan and the author of several books, the most recent being Sacred Space and Holy War. His writings can also be found on his Informed Comment blog at: www.juancole.com

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