Except for Israel, the Middle East remains largely untouched by the democratic revolution that swept across Eastern Europe and the former USSR. This book aims to explain and analyze the reasons why despotism or religious fundamentalism continue to control the Middle Eastern countries.
It is a triumph of analysis and scholarship … Democracy and Arab Political Culture is sweeping in range and succinct in style: it is a tour de force. The Times
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"Elegantly written … stated energetically and with an extreme self-confidence."
"A short, concise but none the less authoritative monograph … Elie Kedourie is one of the masters of modern Middle Eastern history.