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An article in Commentary bolsters your argument

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Mar 31, 2015 at 14:54

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/2015/03/30/what-does-current-morass-say-about-middle-east-studies/

"And yet, all Obama did was follow the prescriptions taught at so many American universities today: reconcile with Iran, condemn Israel, rationalize terror, trust Islamist movements, and refuse military solutions. The Middle East will test whoever succeeds Obama. It is doubtful that either a Democrat or a Republican will follow Obama's path. History will treat him as an outlier.

Still, it is worth considering whether Obama represents academe's first grand experiment, enabling area studies professors to see their ideas put into action on the world stage.

If so, perhaps it is worth considering whether many Middle Eastern studies programs are repositories of expertise, or rather have transformed themselves because of their own ideological conformity and blinders into a dustbin of wasted potential."

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