A student of Middle Eastern culture for more than half a century, in 1942 Prof. Golding received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, to study colloquial Arabic at Columbia University. Subsequently he took work with Margaret Mead in anthropology. He has also visited Israel many times, and held the Forcheimer Chair at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From this learned activity came, most recently, "It's the Culture: Why We Don't Understand the Middle East and its terror; and Multiculturalism, America and the Middle East: An Expose, an Indictment." In "Islam and Islamism" Prof. Golding suggests that Islam, one of the world's great religions, has been the fertile ground out of which a noxious Islamism, its often violent political arm, has sprung. The brief work was written to awake America to the danger of Islamism and its attempt to dominate the world and replace its present Judaeo-Christian teachings with the often brutal Islamic Shari'a law, hardly changed in many respects from its origins in the tribal traditions and practicesof the 7th century C.E.