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Thread #70107 Message #1195194
Posted By: Kim C
27-May-04 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Falsehoods About Arabs Used by DoD
Subject: RE: BS: Falsehoods About Arabs Used by DoD
The book only has influence as far as the people reading it want to actually believe it. (A lot of people read the Bible and don't believe it.) I agree that such a book shouldn't be used as a factual text for an upper-level class. I also think the article implies a much wider scope of influence than is actually involved; but now that the word is out, perhaps there will be a move to have it removed from De Atkine's reading list.