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AuthorPhares, Walid, 1957-
TitleThe coming revolution : struggle for freedom in the Middle East / Walid Phares
Publish InfoNew York, NY : Threshold Editions, 2010
Edition1st Threshold Editions hardcover ed
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Bowling GreenMain Lib-1st Floor JQ1758.A91 P43 2010AVAILABLE
Cleveland State4th Floor Book Stacks JQ1758.A91 P43 2010AVAILABLE
Columbus Coll Art DesignCCAD BOOK 956.054 P494c,2010AVAILABLE
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Contents
 Preface: A Revolution against the Caliphate?xi
 Introduction: How the West Missed the Story and May Miss it Again1
1.The Missed Century: How the Democratic Revolution Failed During the Twentieth Century5
2.The 1990s: A Dark Tunnel for Dissidents31
3.Lights from the Window: Post-9/11 Western Interventions65
4.Democracy Sabotaged97
5.Freedom and its Obstructors131
6.The Taliban's Nightmare: Women against Their Oppressors147
7.Mesopotamia Rises165
8.The Cedars Revolution: The Battle over Free Lebanon183
9.Syria's Reformers: Opposition against the Baath203
10.The Green Revolution: Iran's Youth, Women, and Minorities221
11.Hell in Sudan: Genocide against Africans and the End of the Last Apartheid251
12.The Greater Maghreb: The Most Violent Jihadists and Their Nemesis275
13.The Copts and Liberals: Egypt's Rising Democrats287
14.Arabia's Liberals: How the Peninsula Produces Jihadism and its Antidote305
15.Islamists versus Muslim Democrats: The War for the Soul of the Muslim World323
 Afterword341
 Notes347
 Index367
Descriptionxv, 383 p. ; 25 cm
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [347]-366) and index
SummaryAfter 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
ContentsA 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
SubjectsDemocracy -- Middle East
Jihad
Islam and politics -- Middle East
Democracy -- Africa, North
Islam and politics -- Africa, North
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1979-
Africa, North -- Politics and government -- 21st century
OCLC #617550836
ISBN9781439178379 :
9781439180495 (ebook)
1439178372
1439180490 (ebook)
LCCN2010024620
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