From the Editors
"They told me in an articulate foreign tongue: all nations more or less are moving forward in the direction of history; towards globalization, the knowledge society and political modernity except for you making headway running in the opposite direction ...We know that your unenlightened religious culture is a terrible obstacle that hinders your transition into less closed, less obscurantist societies and less inimical to individuals, women, non-Muslims, reason, ...Keep Reading »
Fadi Bardawil studied Sociology at the American University of Beirut and did his doctoral work in Anthropology at Columbia University. He is currently a EUME post-doctoral fellow and a visiting scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany.
"Inasmuch as the book is about the impossibility of the Islamic state, it is also pronouncedly a sustained critique of modernity… the native Islamic heritage provides as good an example and model for constructing forms of Islamic governance as any Western model, if not even better."click | email | tweet