Generation Freedom The Middle East Uprisings and the Remaking of the Modern World (Paperback)
|Author: Bruce Feiler|
|On January 25, 2011, the world watched as Egyptian protestors stormed Cairo''s Tahrir Square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. After a partial resolution, another uprising took place in Tripoli against Libya''s dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. Now, a large portion of the Middle East and North Africa is aflame with protests and a spirit of reform. reform. Who are the people leading this revolt, and what does it say about the relationship between Islam and democracy? What is the future of Islam in an increasingly secular society? How do these young revolutionaries? cries forfair elections and freedom of speech compare to our own nation?s call for liberty in the past?|
From the Publisher:
Timely and provocative, Generation Freedom looks at the historic youth uprisings sweeping the Middle East and what they mean for the future of peace, coexistence, and relations with the West.
At a time when the world is asking how the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden will reshape our times, Bruce Feiler, bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham, offers a vivid behind-the-scenes portrait of history in the making. He marches with the daring young organizers in Liberation Square, confronts the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, and witnesses the dramatic rebuilding of a church at exactly the moment sectarian violence threatens the peaceful movement. Drawing on fifteen years of travels across the region, from Egypt to Israel, Iraq to Iran, Feiler brings his unprecedented experience to the most pressing questions: how the rise of freedom will affect terrorism; Middle East peace; and relations among Jews, Christians, and Muslims worldwide. Eloquent and thoughtful, Generation Freedom offers a hopeful vision of how this unrivaled upheaval will transform the world.