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With the razor pen and keen intellect that have won him numerous loyal readers for his previous books, Egyptian economist Galal Amin here takes on the terms of the debate between the Arab world and the West. He applies his sharp wit and powers of observation to notions of freedom, democracy, human rights, terrorism (of course), and more, all of which fare the worse for falling under his gaze. True to form, Amin's analysis is laced with scholarly research, much humanity, and sly, subtle humor. His critique of the much-discussed UNDP Arab Human Development Report represents a welcome and reasoned Arab reply to this document that has been too frequently used as a cudgel to bash the Arab world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774249716
ISBN-10: 9774249712
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Author Biography - Galal A. Amin

Galal Amin is professor of economics at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? (AUC Press, 2000) and Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians? (AUC Press, 2004). David Wilmsen is director of the Arabic and Translation Studies division of the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo.

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