New in paperback this month is Robert Irwin's Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism & Its Discontents. Widely praised when published in late 2006, Dangerous Knowledge explores the legacy of the Orientalists from ancient civilization to modern times. Critic Michael Dirda wrote in The Washington Post Book World: "Dangerous Knowledge will be hotly argued about in departments of literature and Middle Eastern studies for some time to come. Still, like Robert Irwin, I strongly believe that most scholars work hard to discover and tell us the truth. Dangerous Knowledge is a paean to that noble purpose."