Against the Grain

Keith Feldman on his new book “A Shadow over Palestine”

How have developments in Palestine and the Arab world influenced racial attitudes and struggles in the US? Keith Feldman’s book examines, among other things, how perceptions and understandings of Arabs and Palestinians helped writers like June Jordan think about both the plight of African Americans and their efforts to transform society. Also: Peter Linebaugh on the 800-year-old Magna Carta.

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