Sandcastles: The Arabs in Search of the Modern World

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Syracuse University Press, 1995 - 414 من الصفحات
In Sandcastles, Milton Viorst draws upon his long personal experience in the Middle East and many recent trips undertaken as a correspondent for The New Yorker to take us deep into the aspirations, fears, prejudices, hopes and convictions of the inhabitants of seven key countries, and of the people without a country - the Palestinians.
 

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LibraryThing Review

معاينة المستخدمين  - jacoombs - LibraryThing

A fine overview, but a little dated given its emphasis in tying background to events current at the time research was being done for this book, including the first intifada, the Iran-Iraq war and the first Gulf War قراءة التقييم بأكمله

SANDCASTLES: The Arabs in Search of the Modern World

معاينة المستخدمين  - Kirkus

A thoughtful, objective effort ``to convey a sense—perhaps a feel—for Arab society today'' by New Yorker staff writer Viorst (Sands of Sorrow, 1987, etc.). This is not, as Viorst concedes, a ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتويات

Iraq
3
TugofWar
9
II Searching for Order
19
Freedom Is
28
Pouring In Fire V
41
Turkey
53
Empire in Decline
62
Headscarf and Miniskirt
75
The Palestinians
194
The Tragedy Unfolds
201
Who Decides
226
Kuwait
233
Utopia in the Sands
242
Strange Negotiations
248
The Government of Exiles
261
Postliberation Normality
270

Egypt
83
Disappointment in the Liberal Age
90
Despair in the Alleys
96
The Brotherhood and the Mosque
110
The Mahfouzian President
116
Syria
122
The Reality of the State
128
Assad as Leader
136
Assad on Peace
153
The Christian Enclave
158
Amin
186
Jordan
285
American Queen Arab Home
293
Democracy and Fundamentalism
300
Critical Days
308
Meeting the Israelis
318
Baghdad in Pain
327
Epilogue
357
Bibliography
387
Index
401
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حول المؤلف (1995)

Milton Viorst has covered the Middle East as a journalist and scholar since the 1960s. He was The New Yorker's Middle East correspondent, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has written six books on the Middle East and lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, the poet Judith Viorst.

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