Author(s): B. Rubin
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. This book lays bare both the importance and the great difficulty of helping the Arab world to transform itself.
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.
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.