After the Arab Spring
How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts
By (author) John R. Bradley
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After the Arab Spring by John R. Bradley
Book DescriptionWhen popular revolutions erupted in Tunisia and Egypt, Western pundits were quick to hail the stirrings of an Arab Spring and draw parallels between the resulting upheaval in the Middle East and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In The Tunisian Tsunami John R. Bradley offers a sober counternarrative to this outlook. It is not liberalism, democracy, and pluralism that will emerge triumphant, he argues, but instead radical Islam. Bradley illustrates how, in a region awash with extremist Wahhabi ideology, intertribal rivalries, and Sunni-Shia divisions, the idea that liberal and progressive trends will prevail is little more than wishful thinking.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230338197
Classification: Middle Eastern history , International relations , Revolutionary groups & movements
Format: Hardback (243mm x 163mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John R. Bradley
John R. Bradley is a widely published British correspondent. Based in the Middle East for more than a decade and fluent in Arabic, he is the author of three previous books on the region: Saudi Arabia Exposed, a Foreign Affairs bestseller; the critically acclaimed Inside Egypt;and Behind the Veil of Vice. He divides his time between Tunis and Cairo.
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