Stephen Schwartz

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Stephen Schwartz is the Executive Director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism in Washington, D.C. [1] In a 2003 article in National Review Online, Schwartz describes himself as one of three former Trotskyites who supported the war in Iraq. (The other two he identified are Christopher Hitchens and Kanan Makiya). "One thing must be observed here: We are almost alone among younger neoconservatives in boasting such credentials," he wrote. [2]

A brief biographical note on the FrontPage website describes him as "a vociferous critic of Wahhabism [3][4][5], Schwartz is a frequent contributor to National Review, The Weekly Standard, FrontPage, and other publications."[6]

Based on its 2005 annual financial return to the Internal Revenue Service, Schwartz is CIP's only full-time employee. CIP states in its annual return that Schwartz's salary is just $30,000.

In December 2004 he was touring with Husain Haqqani, a neocon connected Pakistani. In an article Schwartz was described as being the "executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Islamic Progress and Peace (IIPP)." [7]

On June 6, 2003, Schwartz participated in a conference organized by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies on "Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe?".

Affiliations

Published Works

Poetry

  • Antinarcissus (1969)
  • A Sleepwalker’s Guide to San Francisco (1983)
  • Heaven’s Descent (1990)
  • *Ëndërrimi në shqip/Dreaming in Albanian, Skopje/Shkup [Macedonia], Fakti, 2003.

Non-Fiction

  • Brotherhood of the Sea: A History of the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific, 1885-1985, New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1986. ISBN 0-88738-121-9.
  • The Transition: From Authoritarianism to Democracy in the Hispanic World, San Francisco, ICS Press, 1987 (Ed., with essays by Octavio Paz, Heberto Padilla, and others).
  • Spanish Marxism vs. Soviet Communism: A History of the P.O.U.M. (with Víctor Alba), New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1988. ISBN 0-88738-198-7
  • A Strange Silence: The Emergence of Democracy in Nicaragua, introduction by Víctor Alba, San Francisco, ICS Press, 1992. ISBN 1-55815-071-4
  • From West to East: California and the Making of the American Mind, New York, The Free Press, Inc., 1998. ISBN 0-684-83134-1
  • Intellectuals and Assassins, London, Anthem Press, 2000. ISBN 1-898855-55-2.
  • Stephen Schwartz, The Two Faces of Islam: The House of Sa'ud from Tradition to Terror, Doubleday, October 2002. ISBN 0385506929
  • Sarajevo Rose: A Balkan Jewish Notebook. London: Saqi Books, 2005. ISBN 0-86356-592-1.
  • Is It Good for the Jews?: The Crisis of America's Israel Lobby. New York: Doubleday, 2006. ISBN 0-385-51025-X.

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Biographical Notes

Articles and Presentations By Scwartz

General Articles