The Right Coast

May 09, 2005
Freedom and Justice in the Modern Middle East
By Mike Rappaport

That is the name of an article by Bernard Lewis in Foreign Affairs discussing the emergence of authoritarian regimes in the Islamic world, regimes which replaced the more traditional, moderate governments in the region. A good piece, but I wish that Lewis had spent more time discussing those moderate governments and explaining how they contributed to the great Islamic civilization of the past.