The Next Founders
Joshua Muravchik’s books include Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism and Exporting Democracy.
Joshua Muravchik talked about his book The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East, published by Encounter Books. He profiled seven people from the Middle East who are fighting for democracy and political freedom. Mr. Muravchik’s subjects, both men and women, come from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Palestine, Kuwait, and Syria. He talked about creating the book and the background and statuses of his subjects. Mr. Muravchik was joined by panelists who commented on his book. They focused on whether the tpe of Middle Eastern liberals portrayed in the book are too small in number, too Westernized, too shallowly rooted in their societies, and too secular in their orientation to be an effective engine of democratic change in the region. The panelists answered questions from members of the audience.
People in this video
Ziad Asali M.D. Founder and President American Task Force on Palestine
Laith Kubba Senior Director National Endowment for Democracy->Middle East and North Africa
Joshua Muravchik Fellow Nitze (Paul H.) School of Advanced International Studies->Foreign Policy Institute
Marc F. Plattner Vice President National Endowment for Democracy->Research and Studies
Tamara Cofman Wittes Director Brookings Institution->Middle East Democracy and Development Project
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