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Valentino's Ghost

Review by Tamara Sonn

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“Brilliant. Valentino’s Ghost is a crystal-clear distillation of voluminous evidence from movies, televangelism, and network news, documenting the subtle interplay of popular, religious, and political culture. It courageously tackles one of the most controversial issues in America today: U.S. support for Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Featuring preeminent scholars of history, religion, media studies, and politics, it provides a sensitive and nuanced treatment of the distinction between attitudes toward Israeli policies and Jewish people. Valentino’s Ghost is essential viewing for students of international politics, those involved in the ‘Global War on Terror,’ and anyone who chooses not to be manipulated by mass media.”

Tamara Sonn, Professor of Humanities, College of William and Mary​