Islam, Democracy, and the West

Large Print - 2008
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Publisher: New York : Harper Luxe, c2008
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed
Branch Call Number: LP 954.9105 B575r
Characteristics: 543 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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Oct 10, 2019

"Although the characteristics of any civilization can change and adapt over time, they do not disappear. Significant variance on any of the variables among different civilizations can lead to conflict. If the conflict is serious and prolonged, it can, of course, lead to violence and even war. And although differences over the elements of civilization do not necessarily lead to conflict, the clash theory argues that, historically, 'differences among civilizations have generated the most prolonged and the most violent conflicts.' " The most brilliant woman i have ever met.

Aug 17, 2018

The assassination of ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan was a great loss to the West perhaps even more than for the state.

She was a transformative force seeking greater democracy in the face of the destructive dictatorship of Gen Zia-ul-Haq who as head of the military was supported by the US. She bravely returned back to her homeland to help the poor and disenfranchised, fully knowing the risk she was taking.

As the first woman leader of an Islamic country, Bhutto led an effort to reach the peaceful Muslims in the face of extremists. She was a key voice in answering the divide. In this book, she outlines ideas of what could be done to undermine al-Queda and ISIS.

What a tragic loss!

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