The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Lee Smith

The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: January 2010
ISBN: 9780385532204
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!

In this provocative and timely book, Middle East expert Lee Smith overturns long-held Western myths and assumptions about the Arab world, offering advice for America’s future success in the region.

Seeking the motivation behind the September 11 attacks, Smith moved to Cairo, where he discovered that the standard explanation—a clash of East and West—was simply not the case. Middle East conflicts have little to do with Israel, the United States, or the West in general, but are endemic to the region. According to Smith’s “Strong Horse Doctrine,” the Arab world naturally aligns itself with strength, power, and violence. He argues that America must be the strong horse in order to reclaim its role there, and that only by understanding the nature of the region’s ancient conflicts can we succeed.

Smith details the three-decades-long relationship between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the United States, and gives a history of the Muslim Brotherhood, which would likely play an important role in the formation of a new government in Egypt. He also discusses Lebanon, where tipping the balance against Hezbollah in favor of pro-democracy, pro-US forces has become imperative, as a special tribunal investigates the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

Eye-opening and in-depth, The Strong Horse is much needed background and perspective on today’s headlines.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
The Strong Horse ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1974 Kb
Copy From Text:
Other books by Lee Smith
Me and My Baby View the Eclipse ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Lee Smith
Me and My Baby View the Eclipse
Lee Smith
Berkley, December 2014
ISBN: 9780425271865
Format: ePub
Our price: $11.99
The Consequences of Syria ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Lee Smith
The Consequences of Syria
Lee Smith
Hoover Institution Press, June 2014
ISBN: 9780817917753
Format: ePub
List Price: $7.99 Our price: $6.99
Family Linen ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Lee Smith
Family Linen
Lee Smith
Berkley, February 2014
ISBN: 9780425270271
Format: ePub
Our price: $9.99
Saving Grace ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Lee Smith
Saving Grace
Lee Smith
Berkley, December 2013
ISBN: 9780425267288
Format: ePub
Our price: $12.99