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The Wave: Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East
Middle East expert Reuel Marc Gerecht argues that the Middle East may actually be at the beginning of a momentous democratic wave whose convulsions could become the region's defining theme during Obama's presidency. He describes the powerful Middle Eastern democratic movements coming from both the left and right and argues that America must reassess democracy's supposed ...more
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This book looks at democratization movements in the Middle East, with sections on Iran, the Arab world, and Turkey. The author is particularly interested in what role (positive or negative) Islamists and other devout Muslims will play in democratization. The author has some original insights, and doesn't play to the stereotypes common in these sorts of books, which makes the book an interesting read. On the other hand, the book is mostly the author's philosophy, and he presents very few facts to ...more