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Rock the Casbah

Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World
By Robin Wright

Who would have thought a decade after the 9/11 attacks we would be witness to a tectonic shift of power in the Middle East led by playwrights and poets, rappers and rebels, women and comedians?

In “ROCK THE CASBAH” readers are taken on an amazing journey deep into the youth-inspired rebellions that are redefining politics, culture, and life across the Islamic world. While not getting swept away in the euphoria of change, Wright candidly details both the possibilities and the pitfalls that lie ahead and what it means to all of us.

Wright let’s her readers know from the very beginning of the book that, “The most important story of the early twenty-first century is the epic convulsion across the Islamic world. Rage against geriatric autocrats is only one part of it.”

And she’s right. What is happening now in the region is on the scale with the likes of the region’s other epic events occurring in the past century including; the Iranian revolution, the creation of Israel, and the collapse of Ottoman Empire.

Wright’s book is a great primer on what’s happening now, who’s involved and all the problems that will still exist long after the spring rebellions began.

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