The Arabs are at the centre of the Islamic world. This book should appeal to those wishing to gain a better understanding of the reasons behind the attacks on America on September 11.
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David Pryce-Jones is the author of many works of non-fiction, including The War that Never Was about the collapse of the Soviet Union, and Paris in the Third Reich. He has also written nine novels, of which Inheritance is his most recent. He lives in London.From Publishers Weekly:
Following the end of colonial rule in the Middle East, the newly independent Arab nations did not become progressive and free: they are despotic; most persecute religious or ethnic minorities; all oppress women; none has participatory institutions. In a scathing and provocative critique, Pryce-Jones ( Paris in the Third Reich ; Cyril Connolly ) blames these dismal conditions on what he sees as a Muslim reversion to tribal and kinship structures as well as slavish obedience to complex codes of honor and shame that prevent concepts such as open debate, democracy and accountability from taking root. With Islamocentric shortsightedness, Arabs understood Nazism in terms of German revenge for humiliation suffered in World War I. Arab leaders admired both Hitler and Lenin as careerist conspirators who made good. Pryce-Jones sees the same tribal, king-of-the-hill mentality at work today in the Palestine Liberation Organization, a careerist group built around a few audacious personalities who arrogated the right to speak for a whole people.
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Buchbeschreibung Weidenfield and Nicolson Ltd., London, 1989. hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Hardcover with bumped spine ends. Dust jacket has slightly faded spine, nicked spine ends and leading corners, lightly creased upper and lower edges and numerous superficial scores and scratches. A few dog-eared pages. Text remains clear, and binding is sound throughout. T. Used. Artikel-Nr. 304134