The Wave: Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East

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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 lack of a future in the region.
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Overview

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 lack of a future in the region.
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"Today's rebellions are fueled, not by autocracy per se, but by failed autocracy." —Stanley Kurtz, Claremont Review of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817913342
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Series: HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Reuel Marc Gerecht is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is a former director of the Project for the New American Century's Middle East Initiative and a former resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Gerecht also served as a Middle East specialist in the Clandestine Service at the Central Intelligence Agency.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Fouad Ajami xi

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction: The Crisis of the Autocracies 1

The Iranians 23

The Arabs 45

The Turks 95

The Americans 113

Afterword 127

Bibliography 139

Recommended Reading 147

About the Author 151

About the Hoover Institution's Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order 152

Index 153

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