"If you are looking for a textbook that provides a view of Middle East politics free of colonial bias ... [this book plainly fulfil this fundamental requirement. Informed by the empathy of belonging as well as by a critical objectivity enhanced by a long experience in teaching the region to students ... this book is a safe guide to the political intricacies of the Middle East." - Gilbert Achcar, Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London
About the Author
Raymond William Baker is Professor of International Politics, Trinity College, USA, and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo. His most recent book is Islam Without Fear: Egypt and the New Islamists.