America’s Other Special Relationship

Source: Law & Liberty
by Aaron Rhodes

“Walter Russell Mead’s latest book, The Arc of a Covenant, places our understanding of United States-Israeli relations on a broad historical and sociological foundation. Mead seeks to approach the fraught subject free from myths and distortions that have plagued analysis and discourse. … American Middle East policy, Mead notes, is ‘often emotionally dense but intellectually thin.’ To get a clear picture, he had to critically confront both pro- and anti-Zionist legends and detach himself from the moralism that generally distorts and inflames discussion about relations with Israel.” (11/07/22)