Stephen R. Shalom

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Stephen R. Shalom

Stephen Rosskamm. Shalom is a professor at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He began teaching at William Paterson in 1977. He is on the editorial boards of the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars and the democratic socialist journal New Politics.


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.[1]


He is the author of The United States and the Philippines: A Study of Neocolonialism (1981); Imperial Alibis: Rationalizing U.S. Intervention After the Cold War (South End Press, 1993); editor of Socialist Visions (South End Press, 1984); and 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 a 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 boards of Critical Asian Studies and New Politics, and writes for Z Magazine and ZNet.[2]

Socialist Scholars Conference 2002

One of the "highlights" of the 2002 Socialist Scholars Conference (April 12-14, NYC) was a lively debate on “Just Wars” with DSAers Michael Walzer of Dissent and Ian Williams of The Nation taking on Steve Shalom of New Politics and Tariq Ali of New Left Review.[3]

DSA member

In 2005, Stephen Shalom was a member of Democratic Socialists of America[4].

New Politics

As of 2009 Stephen Shalom served on the Editorial Board of New Politics, magazine almost completely staffed and run by members of Democratic Socialists of America[5].

Opposing Israeli Policy in Gaza

In January 2009 Stephen R. Shalom, William Paterson University, signed a statement circulated by the Magnes Zionist Blog, opposing Israeli policy in Gaza:[6]

As human beings, we are shocked and appalled at the mass destruction unleashed by the State of Israel against the people of Gaza in its military operation, following years of Israeli occupation, siege, and deprivation.
As progressives, we reject the same justifications for the carnage that we heard ad nauseam from the supporters of the Second Iraq War: the so-called "war on terror," the "clash of civilizations," the "need to re-establish deterrence" – all of which served to justify a misguided and unnecessary war, with disastrous consequences for America and Iraq.

Campaign for Peace and Democracy

Shalom is listed as an endorser of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, as of March 15, 2010.[7]

Iran commentary

In 2009 Stephen Shalom was a member of the New Politics editorial board, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Campaign for Peace and Democracy , where he co-authored “Questions & Answers on the Iran Crisis”. [8]

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