The Amazon “Product Description” gives a few more clues about what Sheehi’s book is about, and why the preface and foreword authors were chosen:So, if I'm counting right, that's three forewords and a book chapter Wart has done since his lawsuit was tried. I'm guessing those are the "four books" he was writing and from which, he once complained, he was so untimely ripp'd by the trial.Using “Operation Desert Storm” as a watershed moment, Stephen Sheehi examines the increased mainstreaming of Muslim-baiting rhetoric and explicitly racist legislation, police surveillance, witch-trials and discriminatory policies towards Muslims in North America and abroad. The book focuses on the various genres and modalities of Islamophobia from the works of rogue academics to the commentary by mainstream journalists, to campaigns by political hacks and special interest groups. [lotsa text cropped] Sheehi, therefore, concludes that Muslim and Arab-hating emanate from all corners of the American political and cultural spectrum, serving poignant ideological functions in the age of economic, cultural and political globalization. Mumia Abu Jamal’s elegant Preface and Ward Churchil’s powerful Foreword further contextualize and foreground Sheehi’s seminal contribution.
Update: The WSJ blog Ideas Market noticed too.