After the Arab Spring

After the Arab Spring

How the Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts

Book - 2012
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"When popular revolutions erupted in Tunisia and Egypt, Western pundits were quick to hail the stirrings of an Arab Spring and draw parallels between the resulting upheaval in the Middle East and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In The Tunisian Tsunami John R. Bradley offers a sober counternarrative to this outlook. It is not liberalism, democracy, and pluralism that will emerge triumphant, he argues, but instead radical Islam. Bradley illustrates how, in a region awash with extremist Wahhabi ideology, intertribal rivalries, and Sunni-Shia divisions, the idea that liberal and progressive trends will prevail is little more than wishful thinking"--
Publisher: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Description: v, 247 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780230338197
0230338194
Branch Call Number: 956.054 Bra

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bibliocrema
Apr 10, 2012

Please, read this book!
John Bradley has lived in Egypt
for years, has travelled throught
the region for years, and has first
hand knowledge of the people,
the cultures, the tribal histories,
and the politics and religions
that shape the events that we get
only glimpses of from the media
and political hacks.
You think the Arab Spring was an
outburst of flash mobs of Democratic Freedom lovers ?
Read this book, and be more
informed than 99% of the people
in the West are currently.

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