Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats, and the New Politics of Islam

Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats, and the New Politics of Islam

by Anthony Shadid
     
 

This book explores an under-reported phenomenon in the Middle East the renaissance of democratic thought among Muslims. Anthony Shadid's firsthand account will surprise most readers, as will the conclusion that Shadid draws: that changes now underway will bring stability to the region—but only if the West can respond wisely to them.

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This book explores an under-reported phenomenon in the Middle East the renaissance of democratic thought among Muslims. Anthony Shadid's firsthand account will surprise most readers, as will the conclusion that Shadid draws: that changes now underway will bring stability to the region—but only if the West can respond wisely to them.

About the Author:
Anthony Shadid is a former Cairo correspondent for the Associated Press. In 1997 he won the Overseas Press Club's citation for the series of articles on which this book was based. He lives in Los Angeles.

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An Associated Press correspondent recently stationed in Cairo, Shadid reworks a series of articles into an account of how Islamic politic is shifting from militancy to democracy. Through interview and travelogues, he documents how the adolescent militants of a few years ago have become mature activists in Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, and elsewhere. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780813337791
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/17/2001
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.95(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

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