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Author Muravchik, Joshua.

Title The next founders : voices of democracy in the Middle East / by Joshua Muravchik
Edition First American edition
Published New York : Encounter Books, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (371 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction Seedlings in the Desert; The ProtesterSaudi Arabia:Wajeha Al-Huwaider; The Politician Iraq: Mithal al-Alusi; The Revolutionist Iran: Mohsen Sazegara; The Publisher Egypt: Hisham Kassem; The Activist Palestine: Bassem Eid; The Feminist Kuwait: Rola Dashti; The Dissident Syria: Ammar Abdulhamid; Conclusion Models for a Rising Generation; Endnotes; Index; Photo Credits
Summary Before September 11, 2001, we Americans did not think much about freedom or democracy in the Middle East. U.S. policy toward the region aimed to assure a reliable flow of oil, to encourage peace between the Arabs and Israel, and above all, during the Cold War, to prevent our rival from gaining any strategic advantage over us. 9/11 impelled us to reconsider. Now, as we are entangled in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Mid-East's political and social quandaries lie at the very core of our foreign policy objectives. And yet, after years of blood and fortune spent on the democratization of t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Democracy -- Middle East.
Political activists -- Middle East -- Biography.
Politicians -- Middle East -- Biography.
Social change -- Middle East.
Social reformers -- Middle East -- Biography.
Middle East -- Biography.
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1979-
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008053655
ISBN 1594034028 (electronic bk.)
9781594034022 (electronic bk.)