By Robert F. Worth
In 2011, a wave of revolution unfold throughout the heart East as protesters demanded an finish to tyranny, corruption, and fiscal decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a new release of younger Arabs insisted on a brand new ethos of universal citizenship. 5 years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker forged as outdated divides reemerge and deepen. in a single kingdom after one other, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top.
A Rage for Order is the 1st paintings of literary journalism to trace the tormented legacy of what used to be known as the Arab Spring. within the sort of V. S. Naipaul and Lawrence Wright, the prestigious long island instances correspondent Robert F. worthy brings the heritage of the current to existence via shiny tales and pictures. We meet a Libyan insurgent who needs to come to a decision even if to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; and an Egyptian general practitioner who's stuck among his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a brand new, tolerant democracy.
Combining dramatic storytelling with an unique research of the Arab international at the present time, A Rage for Order captures the psychic and genuine civil wars raging through the heart East, and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave method to a brand new age of discord.
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