Fouad Ajami is the Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Born in the south of Lebanon and raised in Beirut, he is the author of The Arab Predicament, The Vanished Iman, and Beirut: City of Regrets. He is a contributing editor for The New Republic and U.S. News and World Report and a member of the editorial board of Foreign Affairs. His work on Middle Eastern politics and culture has been recognized with a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in New York City.
Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: June 29, 1999 Price: $15.95
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
What constitutes the dream palace of the Arabs? "On their own, in the barracks and in the academies," Fouad Ajami writes, "in the principle cities of the Arab world--Beirut, Baghdad, Damascus, Cairo--Arabs had built an intellectual edifice of secular nationalism and modernity." What has...
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