The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

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Renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole takes us “inside the youth movements in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, showing us how activists used technology and social media to amplify their message and connect with like-minded citizens” (The New York Times) in this “rousing study of the Arab Spring” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

For three decades, Cole has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. In The… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


For all of the “liking” and “sharing,” Cole shows that the revolution’s most important triumphs took place in the sphere of physical effort — the “meatspace.”

It's a small world — Cole argues that even President Obama's route to election owes a great deal to millennials. But for all its granular insights, the book is perhaps weakest in advising us how or why we can view these revolutions as key to our own future.

Mr. Cole’s book is at its most illuminating when it takes the reader inside the youth movements in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, showing us how activists used technology and social media to amplify their message and connect with like-minded citizens across the region.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2014)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 1.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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