Book Discussion on The Islamic Paradox

Mr. Gerecht talked about his book The Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy,… read more

Mr. Gerecht talked about his book The Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy, published by American Enterprise Institute Press. The author discusseed the modern Arab world and argues that those who have hated the U.S. the most will in fact be responsible for spreading democracy throughout the Middle East. He further asserted that Americans should befriend the Shiites to successfully spread democratic ideals. Following his remarks Mr. Gerecht was joined by Michael Doran, Salameh Nematt, Jackson Diehl, and Thomas Carothers to discuss his ideas and answer questions from the audience.. close

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  • Jackson Diehl Assistant Managing Editor Washington Post->Foreign Desk
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Book Discussion on The Islamic Paradox

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jan 15, 2005
Last Aired:
Jan 30, 2005

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  • Jan 15, 2005 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 17, 2005 | 2:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 23, 2005 | 4:14pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 30, 2005 | 11:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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