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Rage for Order : The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS (Hardcover) (Robert F. Worth)

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In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker cast as old divides reemerge and deepen. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top.In the Caliph's Shadow is the first work of literary journalism to track the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. In the style of V. S. Naipaul and Lawrence Wright, the distinguishedNew York Times correspondent Robert F. Worth brings the history of the present to life through vivid stories and portraits. We meet a Libyan rebel who must decide whether to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; and an Egyptian doctor who is caught between his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a new, tolerant democracy.

Combining dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of the Arab world today,In the Caliph's Shadow captures the psychic and actual civil wars raging throughout the Middle East, and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave way to a new age of discord.

Number of Pages: 259
Genre: Political Science, History
Sub-Genre: Middle East / General, Political Freedom + Security / Terrorism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Author: Robert F. Worth
Language: English
Street Date: April 26, 2016
TCIN: 50604507
UPC: 9780374252946
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-8499
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