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American politics and research methods
for political science.
Goodson is widely published, and he
belongs to three national honor societies
and to professional organizations such as
the American Political Science Association,
International Studies Association and Mid-
dle East Studies Association.Yet nothing
has brought him as much recognition as
the just-released Afghanista1'!~ Endless VVc1r.
"It was actually supposed to be pub-
lished earlier in the year," said Goodson,
"but we had some publishing difficulties,
and it took me longer than I'd expected
to complete the rewrites. But I think it
ended up coming out at the perfect time"
- two weeks before Sept. 11.
"I've worked on it, in a way, ever since
[ 1 was] a student at Carolina, and the rea-
son I wrote it is to make sense of
Afghanistan for a general audience. Now,
there just happens to be one."
Since the terrorist attacks, Goodson has
done the talk show circuit and some lec-
tures and has had his book favorably
reviewed by TIle Wall Street Journal and
The New York Times. Already it has topped
out as the 11th-most popular book on
Amazon.com, and during an October
visit to Washington he was asked to
rewrite the World Book Encyclopedia
article on Afghanistan.
Given all the attention, Goodson may
have to delay his next book projects, The
Talibanizatiol1 if Pakistan: Traniformation if
a Society and Politics in the Middle East.
"But I feel it's a public service to respond
to these requests by the media and gov-
ernlTlent," he said. "Not just to sell books,
but to educate people who might have to
make important life-and-death decisions
about Mghanistan and its region.
''I'm glad people are finally paying
attention to Afghanistan's situation, though
I wish they would've paid attention long
ago. I hope my book helps people under-
stand how a poor country, destroyed by
modern war and ignored by the United
States after the Soviet withdrawal, became
a very fertile place for IslanDc militancy. ...
Hopefully we will turn our attention to
what we should've done in Afghanistan
long ago: rebuild roads, schools and hospi-
tals; help people get back to their jobs;
help farmers get back on their feet and
find something more beneficial to grow."
He still remembers Mghans as positive
people who never would support a group
that abuses women and has terrorist goals
focused on hurting the West."Most of this
is alien to Mghan culture, and the people
there have directed their hatred elsewhere.
We need to understand that Mghans are
some of the real victims of the late 20th
century. They might not agree with
Osanla bin Laden's methods, but they def-
initely agree with his anger."
Class Struggle in Hollywood 1930-1950:
Moguls, Mobsters, Stars, Reds, and Y;'ade
Unionists (University of Texas Press, 2001)
by Gerald Horne. The author, a UNC
COl TllllUnication studies professor and for-
mer director ofUNC's Black Cultural
Center, writes about how the Hollywood
moguls used the Red Scare to undermine
union power in the Conference of Studio
Unions strike and the emergence of organ-
ized crime in Hollywood.
Contesting the New South Order: TI1e
1914-1915 Strike at Atlanta Fulton Mills
(UNC Press, 2001) by Clifford M. Kuhn
' 74. Explores the first major strike and
attempt to organize Southern workers in
a decade that was crucial to the develop-
ment of the New South.
Creatille Spirit: Toward a Better World
(Creative Arts Book Co., 2001) by
Alexander Blackburn ' 56. Explores
whether the human mind, by combining
unconscious and intuitive thought with
reason and with the mythic mode of con-
sciousness, spontaneously alters our inner
life and presents solutions to crises.
Fat like Us(Generation Books, 2001) by
Jean Renfro Anspaugh ' 77. Explains what
it means to be physically and emotionally
transformed by a powerful diet experience
through accounts of those who have
sought help in renowned diet programs in
Free to Diefor their Country: The Story
if the Japanese American Drcift Resisters in
World VVczr II (University of Chicago
Press, 2001) by Eric L. Muller. A law pro-
fessor at UNC, Muller investigates the
refusal ofJapanese-American men who
were imprisoned in interl1l11ent camps to
fight in the war and raises the question of
split loyalties and questionable acts by the