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Is the Muslim world really a seething mass of anti-Western hatred, or is the true situation more complicated than that? In this important and ambitious new work, Mark Levine presents a vivid and compelling picture of the human face behind the veil of the ¯Axis of Evil¯ and sets out an alternative roadmap for better relations between the West and the Muslim world. Going beyond the stereotypes and below the media radar, this book explains why, contrary to the popular perception, ¯they¯ don¯t hate ¯us¯ ¯ or at least, not yet.
About the Author
Mark LeVine of the University of California, Irvine, is a leading figure among the new generation of analysts of the modern Middle East and Islam, and a musician who has performed with artists like Mick Jagger. For the last six years he has lived and worked in the Middle East, dodging terrorist bombs, standing against bulldozers and sharing the lives of the people who form the subject of his work. Historical consultant for the Oscar-nominated and double Emmy award-winning Promises documentary, he has made numerous television and radio appearances and his work has been extensively quoted in leading newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Table of Contents
Introduction: They Are Us
Who Are They, Where¯d They Come From, and Why They Don¯t Hate Us ¯ Yet?
From Evil to Empathy: The Orient Beats Back the Axis of Arrogance
Overcoming the Matrix, Re-Imagining Middle Eastern History
Branding Islam in the Global Era
Grounding the Globalization Concorde
New Logo: Rebranding the Middle East in the Global Era
Beyond bin Laden: Human Nationalisms versus Inhuman Globalization
Facing the Music: Rock and Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa
We¯re Jammin¯: Global Solidarity in the Post-9/11 World
Paris¯68¯Baghdad¯04: The Evolution of a Movement of Movements
Inspiring the Impossible: The Global Peace and Justice Movement Between Old Problems and New Horizons
Conclusion: Chaos and Culture Jamming in the "New Middle East"