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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

    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:/...

  • Mu-tien Chiou
    Oct 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Maynard Handley
    Jan 04, 2019

    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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Mark
    Oct 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

  • Mustafa
    Jan 16, 2019

    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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Danny
    Dec 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

  • 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Asim Qureshi
    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. ...

  • Shady
    Nov 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

  • Chris Wrampelmeier
    Aug 17, 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Khalil Gebara
    Aug 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Karen
    Sep 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Joseph
    Aug 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

  • Numan
    Aug 17, 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Mauricio Santoro
    Nov 29, 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Daniel Casey
    Aug 14, 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Tony Bowker
    Aug 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Aditya Pareek
    Nov 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Pie Resting-Place
    Oct 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Morgan Kathleen
    Jan 05, 2019

    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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Timothy Brown
    Sep 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Jaylani Adam
    Dec 29, 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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  • Emmit Kahn
    Dec 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. ...

    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...

    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...

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

    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...

    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...

    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...

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