Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer is available for free as a pdf file. This book was published by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Washington DC, US.
The book appeared six weeks after 9/11 and had a great impact as it discusses the presuppositions of the American institutes that made them complety miss what was happening inside the world of Islam.
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Table of Contents:
An American Invention;
Misstating the State;
The Beltway Barrier;
The Cultivation of Irrelevance;
Conclusion: When Gods Fail;