Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East

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"An extremely important book. The Long War for Freedom finally presents to the Western world an in-depth portrait of those 'small voices' in the Arab world waging the most critical battle of the twenty-first century—the battle for the soul of the Middle East. No one with any interest in the struggle for economic and political reform in the Arab world can afford to neglect this penetrating and provocative work, which lays bare both the importance and the great difficulty of ...

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Overview

Praise for The Long War for Freedom

"An extremely important book. The Long War for Freedom finally presents to the Western world an in-depth portrait of those 'small voices' in the Arab world waging the most critical battle of the twenty-first century—the battle for the soul of the Middle East. No one with any interest in the struggle for economic and political reform in the Arab world can afford to neglect this penetrating and provocative work, which lays bare both the importance and the great difficulty of helping the Arab world to transform itself."
—Kenneth Pollack, author of The Threatening Storm and The Persian Puzzle

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"An extremely important book. The Long War for Freedom finally presents to the Western world an in-depth portrait of those 'small voices' in the Arab world waging the most critical battle of the 21st Century--the battle for the soul of the Middle East. No one with any interest in the struggle for economic and political reform in the Arab world can afford to neglect this penetrating and provocative work, which lays bare both the importance and the great difficulty of helping the Arab world to transform itself."--Kenneth Pollack, author of The Threatening Storm and The Persian Puzzle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471739012
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

BARRY RUBIN is the Editor of the Middle Eastern Review of International Affairs and a columnist for the Jerusalem Post. He is also the Director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center in Herzliya, Israel. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Middle East Quarterly, and many other publications. Dr. Rubin is the author of numerous books, including Yasir Arafat: A Political Biography. He has been a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Johns Hopkins University, and Georgetown University, and has appeared as an expert on Nightline, Face the Nation, Larry King, CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Heartbreak and Hope.

2. “Better Saddam’s Hell Than America’s Paradise”.

3. The Courage of Their Convictions.

4. What’s Wrong with Arab Society?

5. Whose Islam?

6. America: Satan or Savior?

7. Israel: The Great Excuse.

8. The Challenge of Terrorism.

9. The Iraq War: Aggression or Liberation?

10. Women’s Rights: A Test Case for Reform

11. A Thousand and One Difficulties.

Notes.

Index.

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