Monday, July 26, 2004

I am not an uncritical viewer of AlJazeera, of course, having criticized AlJazeera on AlJazeera itself.  Just last night, they (repeatedly) aired a report about the Democratic National Convention with this headline: "The Democrats hold their National Convention amid popular demands for US withdrawal from Iraq." Now this is really inaccurate and "made up."  And Muhammad Hasanayn Haykal and his weekly show, again: last week, he said that the way US universities teach International Relations is radically different from the way European universities teach IR.  He told viewers that in the US, we only teach IR through the prism of conflict.  How silly and wrong is that?