invading Pearl Harbor

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 4 22:07:20 UTC 2010

Probably just another slip, but astonishing. Stop reading of you don't care.

2006 Tim Jon Semmerling _"Evil" Arabs in American Popular Film_ (Austin: U.
of Texas Press) 126: This war story, as Engelhardt shows, reached the apex
of its mythical application during the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor and
through World War II.

Note too the odd use of quotation marks.  The imaginary Arab characters that
Semmerling discusses really are evil. Though fictional.

Prof. Semmerling holds a doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
from Indiana University. He is also an attorney-at-law and is Sullivan Human
Rights Fellow at De Paul University College of Law.


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