Short Essay: Central questions to which you should respond: Describe the relationship between U.S. foreign policy and terror during the late Cold War. How does a historical understanding of this history help us make a more informed political analysis of the “War on Terror” today?
• Your essay must contain a thesis/central argument, must engage both sources: 1. Mahmood Mamdani’s Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, 2. “On Orientalism.” Interview with Edward Said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVC8EYd_Z_g (from beginning to 31:12) and reflect an understanding of change over time and across space. Your essay should also consider the implications of the historical processes in question on myriad and diverse groups of people in order to recognize that we do not all experience things in similar or equal ways.
Essays should be a minimum of 1000 words in length, employ appropriate grammar and sentence structure, cite sources using proper Chicago-style footnoting, and be free of typographical errors.