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Author McCarthy, Andrew C.
Title Spring fever : the illusion of Islamic democracy / Andrew C. McCarthy.
Published New York : Encounter Books, 2013.
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 Floor3  JQ1850.A91 M44 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First American edition.
Description xvii, 182 pages ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents "The train -- Totalitarian democracy -- Sharia and factophobia -- Pangloss and pandora -- They just don't like us -- "I am a servant of Sharia" -- The school of hard knocks -- The Turkish model -- Joining the Jihad -- Champion of hamas -- The Neo-Ottomans -- Spring fever -- The Islamic renaissance -- Conclusion: It's how you think about it.
Summary Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy disputes the idea of an "Arab Spring". He contends that the Islam that shapes the Middle East inculcates in Muslims the self-perception that they are members of a civilization implacably hostile to the West. He argues that the majority of Muslims view the United States as a competitor to be overcome, not the herald of a culture to be embraced.
Subject Arab Spring, 2010-
Democracy -- Arab countries.
Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islamic law -- Political aspects.
Islam and state -- Arab countries.
Islam and politics -- Arab countries.
Islamic fundamentalism -- Arab countries.
Arab countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Arab countries.
ISBN 1594036918 (paperback : alk. paper)
9781594036910 (paperback : alk. paper)
9781594036446 (ebook)
Standard # 40022472876
OCLC number 818465609