What's Really Wrong with the Middle East, Paperback

What's Really Wrong with the Middle East Paperback

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Western governments see the Middle East only in terms of its impact on the West.

But how do people in the Middle East view their own countries, governments and institutions?

Few would argue that the Middle East is thriving, but what do those living in the region identify as their greatest obstacles to peace, prosperity and full participation in today's global economy?

Using his time as Middle East Editor for "The Guardian", as well as new research he has conducted for this book, Brian Whitaker analyses the views of Arabs living in the region and articulates the opportunities and challenges facing ordinary men and women.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9780863566240



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This is an important and sweeping book. Despite one or two annoying generalisations about Arabs, this book ought to be read by all Arabs, secular and religious, to understand the kind of change needed in order to bring about prosperity and greater freedoms to the Middle East. The book is published by an Arabic, progressive publisher (Saqi books). I hope they will come out with an Arabic translation and make it widely available in the Arab world (particularly in Egypt).

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