The coming revolution : struggle for freedom in the Middle East
The coming revolution : struggle for freedom in the Middle East
Author: Phares, Walid, 1957-
ISBN: 9781439178379
Edition: 1st Threshold Editions hardcover ed.
Publication Information: New York, NY :
Threshold Editions,
Physical Description: xv, 383 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A revolution against the Caliphate? -- How the West missed the story and may miss it again -- The missed century : how the democratic revolution failed during the twentieth century -- The 1900s : a dark tunnel for dissidents -- Lights from the window : post-9/11 Western interventions -- Democracy sabotaged -- Freedom and its obstructors -- The Taliban's nightmare : women against their oppressors -- Mesopotamia rises -- The Cedars Revolution : the battle over free Lebanon -- Syria's reformers : opposition against the Baath -- The Green Revolution : Iran's youth, women, and minorities -- Hell in Sudan : genocide against Africans and the end of the last apartheid -- The greater Maghreb : the most violent jihadists and their nemesis -- The Copts and liberals : Egypt's rising democrats -- Arabia's liberals : how the peninsula produces jihadism and its antidote -- Islamists versus Muslim democrats : the war for the soul of the Muslim world.
Summary: After the 9/11 Commission concluded in 2004 that the U.S. was engaged in a war with terrorists and never realized it, they reasoned that "a failure of imagination" had prevented us from seeing it coming. But after billions of dollars and almost a decade of fighting in the Middle East, will we miss the boat again? Walid Phares, Fox News terrorism and Middle East expert and a specialist in global strategies, argues that a race for control of the Middle East is on. Yet not a failure of imagination, but rather, of education has left Americans without essential information on the real roots of the rising threat. In fact, the West ignores the wide and disparate forces within the Muslim world--including a brotherhood against democracy that is fighting to bring the region under totalitarian control--and crucially underestimates the determined generation of youth feverishly waging a grassroots revolution toward democracy and human rights.--From publisher description.
Subject Term: Democracy -- Middle East.
Islam and politics -- Middle East.
Democracy -- Africa, North.
Islam and politics -- Africa, North.
Geographic Term: Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1979-
Africa, North -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Electronic Access: Contributor biographical information http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1010/2010024620-b.html
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