Office: Raubinger 443
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 am; Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 pm; and by appointment.
Department: Political Science
Position: Director, Middle East Studies minor
Area Specialization International relations, U.S. foreign policy, research methods.
Stephen R. Shalom got his Bachelor's degree from M.I.T., his Master's from Northeastern, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University. He began teaching at William Paterson in 1977. He is the author of The United States and the Philippines: A Study of Neocolonialism (1981); editor of Socialist Visions (South End Press, 1984); author of Imperial Alibis: Rationalizing U.S. Intervention After the Cold War (South End Press, 1993); co-editor of The Philippines Reader (South End Press, 1987), Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers: East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001); author of the text Which Side Are You On? An Introduction to Politics (Longman, 2003); and editor of Perilous Power: The Middle East &U.S. Foreign Policy. Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice by Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achcar (Paradigm Publishers, 2007). He is on the editorial board of New Politics.
He is on the executive board of the Gandhian Forum for Peace & Justice.
Selected Articles Puzzles
"No, you’re not automatically anti-Semitic if you criticize Israel, N.J. professor says," Star Ledger (Newark), April 8, 2019
"Being progressive means caring about Palestinians too," Asbury Park Press, Dec. 17, 2018.
"Why I'm Not Voting Green in New Jersey," New Politics online, Oct. 29, 2018.
"Hard Questions in Israel Palestine," Jacobin, Oct. 15, 2018. Also at New Politics online, Oct. 22, 2018.
“A Litmus Test for Detecting Syria Trolls,” New Politics online, Feb. 17, 2018.
“How to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey,” New Politics, Jan. 23, 2018.
"The Chemical Attack at Khan Sheikhoun," Jacobin, July 24, 2017.
“Looking Back at the June 1967 Middle East War,” New Politics, No. 63, Summer 2017, pp. 52-66.
“Russia and the Left,” New Politics, No. 62, Winter 2017.
“When Abstention Is Progress: The recent UN vote on Israeli settlements is belated and toothless, but it gives a boost to anti-occupation activists,” Jacobin, Jan. 4, 2017.
“Reflections on the Election,” New Politics online, Nov. 21, 2016
“Some Left Arguments on the Election,” New Politics online, Sept. 26, 2016.
“Aiding and Abetting Apartheid,” Jacobin, Sept. 19, 2016.
“Thinking About the Election,” ZNet, Aug. 4, 2016 (with Michael Albert; also on New Politics, Real News Network, Commondreams, Portside).
"New Jersey anti-BDS bill is an affront to the first amendment and basic human rights," Mondoweiss, May 18, 2016.
"Divestment Measure: Against; S1923 violates the First Amendment, exacerbates intolerance and aligns itself against the cause of human rights," Record (Bergen County), May 20, 2016.
"Puerto Rico and the Philippine Example," New Politics online, Aug. 12, 2015 (also on Znet).
"What's the Big Deal?: The Iran Nuclear Deal in Perspective," New Politics online, Aug. 5, 2015, (also on ZNet).
"Bookchin's Political Vision," New Politics, Summer 2015, pp. 131-36.
"Assessing the Sanders Campaign," New Politics online, June 29, 2015.
“‘NYT’ perpetuates myth Israel was ‘fighting for its very survival’ during 1967 war,” Mondoweiss, Jan. 29, 2015.
"Thirteen arrested as protesters tell Senators Menendez and Booker: ‘No more blank check for Israel’s crimes,’" Mondoweiss, Aug. 29, 2014 (also on Israeli Occupation Archive, ZNet, and New Politics online).
"Michael Walzer's Defense of Israel's Crimes," New Politics online, Aug. 4, 2014 (also on Israeli Occupation Archive and Znet).
"One State or Two States: Prospects, Possibilities, and Politics," Logos, vol. 13, nos. 1-2, Spring 2014 (also at Israeli Occupation Archive).
"A Rejoinder to Greco on Chomsky," New Politics online, April 13, 2014.
"Greco on Chomsky," New Politics online, March 20, 2014.
"Closing Bridges While Building Bipartisan Bridges for Corporate-Backed 'Reform'," New Politics blog, Jan. 10, 2014.
"Selective Skepticism," New Politics blog, Sept. 3, 2013.
"Human Rights and the POSCO Struggle," ZNet, April 25, 2013.
"Do We Know Enough?" Middle East Report Online, Feb. 2013.
"Gaza Quiz," New Politics, Nov. 27, 2012. (Also on ZNet and Israeli Occupation Archive).
"Factcheck.org on the GOP and Abortion," New Politics blog, Aug. 31, 2012.
"An intellectual activist" (review of Lawrence Wittner, Working for Peace and Justice), New Politics, No. 53, Summer 2012.
"Gertrude Ezorsky: From Left Democratic Socialist to Left Democratic Socialist," New Politics blog, Nov. 19, 2011.
"The al-Awlaki Killing: Rights and Safety Blown to Smithereens," New Politics blog," Oct. 4, 2011.
"Nasrallah on Libya," ZNet, April 10, 2011.
"Question and Answer on Libya," [with Michael Albert], ZNet, April 7, 2011.
"Why We Need To Divest from the US-backed Israeli Occupation," Israeli Occupation Archive, March 3, 2011.
"Anti-Semitism and the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Assessing the Claim of Double Standards," Israeli Occupation Archive, Nov. 19, 2010.
Palling Around with Terrorists: Obama and Israel-Palestine, New Politics, vol. 13, no. 1, Summer 2010, pp. 32-38.
"But What Could Israel Do?" Israel Occupation Archive, June 5, 2010.
"The Politics of A Good Society," New Left Project, (interviewed by Alex Doherty), Mar. 31, 2010.
"Howard Zinn (1922-2010)," Democratic Left, Spring 2010 (also posted on New Politics website, Feb. 8, 2010.
"Gaza: Desperation and Hope," ZNet, Dec. 19, 2009.
Far From Infinite Justice: Just War Theory and Operation Enduring Freedom, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 26, no. 3 (2009), pp. 623-97.
The Two Iran Crises, Yankee Radical, Oct. 2009, p. 8.
The Campaign for Peace and Democracy and Iran: A Fuller Rejoinder to Herman and Peterson from the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, ZNet, Aug. 18, 2009 [with Thomas Harrison, Joanne Landy, and Jesse Lemisch].
Reply to Edward S.Herman and David Peterson's 'Riding the "Green Wave"...', ZNet, July 28, 2009 [with Thomas Harrison, Joanne Landy and Jesse Lemisch].
Parpolity and Indirect Elections, ZNet, July 15, 2009.
Question & Answer on the Iran Crisis, Campaign for Peace and Democracy, July 8, 2009 [with Thomas Harrison, Joanne Landy, and Jesse Lemisch].
Unjust and Illegal: The Israeli Attack on Gaza," Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture, vol. 8, no. 1, 2009.
The United States and Gaza, Against the Current, No. 140, May-June 2009, pp. 13-15, 22.
Anti-Semitism, BDS, & Palestine [video], interview at Left Forum, April, 2009.
Question and Answer on Gaza, ZNet, Jan. 16, 2009.
Iraq: When Should US Troops Leave?, ZNet, Feb. 5, 2008.
Interview by Anthony DiMaggio: "Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy," ZNet, June 5, 2007.
"Middle East Developments," New Politics, vol. 11, no. 2, Winter 2007.
"America's Next Top Model: The Philippines and the U.S. Empire," (pdf) UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies (paper delivered at Empire and Resistance in United States-Philippines Relations: A Symposium, Los Angeles, Dec. 2, 2006).
"Lebanon War Question and Answer," ZNet, August 7, 2006.
"In Search of Economic Justice," New Politics, vol. 10, no. 4, Winter 2006.
"Getting Out of Iraq," New Politics, vol. 10, no. 4, Winter 2006 (with Gilbert Achcar; combines the next two articles).
"'Strategic Redeployment' vs. 'Out Now'," ZNet, Nov. 29, 2005 (with Gilbert Achcar).
"On John Murtha's Position," ZNet, Nov. 21, 2005 (with Gilbert Achcar; reposted widely).
"Parpolity: Political Vision for a Good Society," Revised, ZNet, Nov. 22, 2005.
"The Anti-War Movement and Iraq," ZNet, May 24, 2005.
"The Anti-War Movement and Iraq," (a shortened version of the previous item) New Politics, Summer 2005.
"Phoenix Rising in Iraq?" ZNet, Feb. 10, 2005.
"Political Vision: Making Decisions in a Good Society," Z Magazine, Oct. 2004, pp. 42-48.
"Election Day 2004," ZNet, Oct. 26, 2004.
Parpolity Interview (Shalom interviewed by Matt Grinder of Vancouver Coop Radio) ZNet, Sept. 20, 2004.
Down With King George!: A July 4 Quiz, from TomDispatch, July 1, 2004.
In Defense of Tactical Voting (Sometimes), from New Politics, No. 37, Summer 2004.
"Where Do We Go From Here? The Anti-War Movement and the Occupation of Iraq," ZNet, April 25, 2004.
"Making Sense of the Korean Crisis: 12 Questions with Gavan McCormack," Z Magazine, April 2004 (with Mark Selden).
Continuity and Change in Two Turn-of-the-Century Wars, paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Asian-American Studies, Boston, MA, March 27, 2004.
A Saddam Chronology, from ZNet, Dec. 15, 2003
Truth Telling and the Media [audio], an invited reflection during Ramadan for the Asian Network of the BBC, Nov. 14, 2003
The Philippine Model, ZNet Commentary, Oct. 21, 2003 (footnoted version).
Iraq White Paper: The Invasion and Occupation of Iraq: A Pattern of Lies and Deception, prepared for NJ Peace Action, Oct. 17, 2003
After Two Years: Real Dangers and False Solutions in the Age of Terrorism, from ZNet, Sept. 10, 2003
Review of Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism, by Stephen Zunes, from Z Magazine, June 2003
Post War Iraq Quiz, from ZNet, May 2003
The United States in the General Assembly, from ZNet, April 22, 2003
Fahrenheit 451 and the Problem of the US Media, from ZNet, April 22, 2003
The Battle of Baghdad, ZNet Commentary, April 11, 2003.
Iraq: War and Democracy, from Z Magazine, April 2003
Iraq War Quiz, from ZNet, Mar. 26, 2003
Reject Defeatism...Organize!, from ZNet, Mar. 19, 2003 (with Michael Albert)
Warmongers' Last Hope, ZNet Commentary, Feb. 22, 2003
Ten Q&A On Antiwar Organizing, from ZNet, Oct. 24, 2002 (with Michael Albert)
45 Questions and Answers Regarding Intervention in General, 9-11 and Afghanistan One Year Later, and Iraq on the Verge of War, from ZNet, Oct. 8, 2002 (with Michael Albert)
Conspiracies Or Institutions: 9-11 and Beyond, from ZNet, June 2, 2002 (with Michael Albert)
Background to the Israel-Palestine Crisis, Z Magazine, May 2002 (footnoted version)
Exile for the Enemy of Peace?, ZNet Commentary, April 3, 2002
The Crisis in Palestine, ZNet Commentary, April 2, 2002
Confronting Terrorism and War, from New Politics, Winter 2002
More Q&A on Terror and War, ZNet, Nov. 15, 2001 (with Mike Albert)
A 'Just War'?: A Critique of Richard Falk, from ZNet, Oct. 21, 2001
Five Arguments Against War, ZNet Commentary, Sept. 20, 2001 (with Michael Albert)
September 11 Talking Points, from ZNet, Sept. 17, 2001 (with Michael Albert)
Exxon-Mobil in Aceh, ZNet Commentary, June 26, 2001
The Sinking of the Ehime Maru and U.S. Bases in Okinawa, ZNet Commentary, March 11 2001
The Palestinian Question, Harper's Magazine, Jan. 2001 (with Alex Shalom)
Turmoil in Palestine: The Basic Context, ZNet Commentary, October 10, 2000 (with Alex Shalom)
The Crash of the Osprey, ZNet Commentary, July 3, 2000
The Diallo Case, ZNet Commentary, March 4, 2000
Green Lights and Red Herrings, ZNet Commentary, Feb. 11, 2000
Humanitarian Intervention, ZNet Commentary, January 14, 2000
Kosovo, Justice, and Humanitarianism, from New Politics, Winter 2000
Holiday Song, ZNet Commentary, December 24, 1999
Timor: Reparations and Responsibility, ZNet Commentary, November 17, 1999 (with Cynthia Peters)
"Political Correctness" and the "Desert Storm Law", ZNet Commentary, October 13, 1999
The State of the World, ZNet Commentary, September 14, 1999
A Just War? from Z Magazine, September 1999
Another Attack on Affirmative Action, ZNet Commentary, August 14, 1999
Reflections on NATO and Kosovo, from New Politics, Summer 1999
Lessons -- and Hope -- from Kerala, ZNet Commentary, June 21, 1999
The Milosevic Indictment, ZNet Commentary, May 29, 1999
The Struggle Against Racial Profiling, ZNet Commentary, May 23, 1999
Thinking About Affirmative Action, ZNet Commentary, April 11, 1999
Terrorists and Madmen, ZNet Commentary, March 27, 1999
You've Come A Long Way, Brother!, ZNet Commentary, March 6, 1999
"Dubious Data: The Thernstroms on Race in America," Race & Society, vol. 1, no. 2, 1998, pp. 125-157 (available to WPU users only)
Bases By Another Name: U.S. Military Access in the Philippines, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 29, no. 4, 1997, pp. 78-81
New Jersey Jokes: Republicans and Democrats in the Garden State, from Z Magazine, July-Aug. 1997
Affirmative Action Is Needed As Long As Racism Persists, Star Ledger, Jan. 30, 1997
Review essay of Nick Cullather, Illusions of Influence: The Political Economy of United States-Philippines Relations, 1942-1960 and Nick Cullather, ed., Managing Nationalism: United States National Security Council Documents on the Philippines, 1953-1960 in Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 28, nos. 3-4, 1996, pp. 105-11
The Obliteration of Hiroshima, from New Politics, Summer 1996
The Rwanda Genocide: The Nightmare That Happened, from Z Magazine, April 1996
Why the World Bank Can't Lead Us to a Just World Order, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 27, no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 1995
Dropping Scores, Mathematics Magazine, vol. 68, no. 3, June 1995, pp. 220-23
VJ-Day: Remembering the Pacific War, from Z Magazine, July-Aug. 1995
Contract With America Quiz, from Z Magazine, May 1995
Teaching About Affirmative Action, Transformations, vol. 5, no. 2, Fall 1994, pp. 37-71
Gravy Train: Feeding the Pentagon By Feeding Somalia (revised version of article published in Z Magazine, Feb. 1993)
Rabin, the Fanatics, and Palestinian Rights, The Beacon, Nov. 13, 1995
Solidarity Forever, The Beacon, Sept. 11, 1995
"Securing the United States Philippine Military Bases Agreement of 1947," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 22, no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 1990, pp. 3-12.
"Promoting Ferdinand Marcos," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 22, no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 1990, pp. 20-27.
"The Cuban Missile Crisis and Liberal Foreign Policy," Z Magazine, June 1988, pp. 69-80, with footnotes added.
Revolution and the Rand Corporation, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 3, no. 1, (Winter Spring 1971), pp. 85-92
He is on the executive board of the Gandhian Forum for Peace & Justice.
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