The Universal Hunger for Liberty: Why the Clash of Civilizations Is Not Inevitable

The Universal Hunger for Liberty: Why the Clash of Civilizations Is Not Inevitable

by Michael Novak

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The Universal Hunger for Liberty: Why the Clash of Civilizations Is Not Inevitable by Michael Novak

Starting with 9/11 and continuing with the struggle for peace in Iraq, the West has been forced to interact more fully with the civilization of Islam. In The Universal Hunger for Liberty, statesman and award-winning author Michael Novak sets forth a new model for facing this challenge-and for healing a still violently fractured world. In place of ongoing conflict, he offers a surprisingly optimistic vision of how the concept of fundamental human liberty-shared by the Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions-can heal our cultural, economic, and political differences.

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ISBN-13: 9780465051328
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 01/02/2006
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Michael Novak, a former U.S. ambassador, has served under Democratic and Republican administrations. He is the author of Belief and Unbelief, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, and many other books. His essays and reviews have been published in the New York Times Magazine, National Review, and many others. He presently holds the George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute. Mr. Novak lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

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