Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East

Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East

How the conflict between political Islamists and secular nationalists has shaped the history of the modern Middle East Just two years after the popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the Egyptian military ousted the country's first democratically elected president--Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood--and subsequently led a brutal repression of the Islamist group. How the conflict between political Islamists and secular nationalists has shaped the history of the modern Middle East Ju...

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Title:Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
Author:Fawaz A. Gerges
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Genres:History
ISBN:Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East Reviews

  • Jon
    Apr 26, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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    Nuanced, complex, well-written, and highly informative. ...

  • Steve Donoghue
    Mar 28, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

  • Courtney
    Mar 03, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Steve
    Jul 28, 2017

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Kate
    Feb 16, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • sheikhcomplex
    Mar 10, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Sean
    Mar 07, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Sincerae
    Jul 28, 2017

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Yaya
    Jun 01, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Manzoor Elahi
    Mar 11, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Jerome
    Apr 14, 2017

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Bertrand
    Feb 23, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Hany
    Apr 15, 2017

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Aiman
    May 06, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Sisete
    Jun 09, 2017

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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    Mar 06, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Counterinsurgent
    Mar 10, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Rob Gleich
    Jun 20, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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    May 06, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

  • Liz Caruth
    Mar 06, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Yara Fathalla
    Feb 25, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Michael
    Apr 16, 2017

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Bob Duke
    Apr 25, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

  • Heather
    Feb 20, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Mohamed Farah
    May 06, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • TJ Burns
    Dec 19, 2017

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Tomo
    Jan 04, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Evan Procknow
    Nov 22, 2017

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Kusaimamekirai
    Jan 03, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Axel
    Mar 08, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Mariam Al
    Feb 21, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Inventory
    Jan 02, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Enkidu_
    May 09, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Edvard Theodor
    Oct 16, 2017

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Eddie Ablang
    Jun 04, 2017

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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    Nuanced, complex, well-written, and highly informative. ...

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  • Sean
    Mar 02, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Carolina Caroleta
    Mar 15, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Michael Fiumano
    Mar 02, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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    Nuanced, complex, well-written, and highly informative. ...

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  • Anne Smith
    Feb 28, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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  • Rahmat Naufal
    May 21, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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    Nuanced, complex, well-written, and highly informative. ...

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  • Ridho Sulistyawan
    Jun 18, 2018

    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...

    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...

    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...

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