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Fouad Ajami

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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.


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The Dream Palace of the Arabs
A Generation's Odyssey
Written by Fouad Ajami


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Dream Palace of the Arabs
A Generation's Odyssey
Written by Fouad Ajami


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... Read more >
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