Can Islam and Liberalism Coexist?

(Slate::Interrogation) – Isaac Chotiner:

Why Islam resists secularization, and how that continues to shape the politics of the Middle East …

Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, is the author of a new book, Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World. The title gives some hint of his provocative analysis. As he writes, “If Islam is, in fact, distinctive in how it relates to politics, then the foundational divides that have torn the Middle East apart will persist, and for a long time to come.” …

slate 2016/08 shadi_hamid

Shadi Hamid: Islamic Exceptionalism

Roger M. Cooke’s review of “Islamic Exceptionalism”



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