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:/...

  • 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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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  • Steve Walker
    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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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  • 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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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  • Moealjarallah
    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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

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  • 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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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...

  • 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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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  • T.J. 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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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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. ...

    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...

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