Appeared in: Volume 12, Number 1
Published on: July 7, 2016
The Middle East
The Tragedy of Modernity in the Middle East

Modernity was supposed to be a virtual synonym for tolerance and progress, but somehow things haven’t worked out that way for the region.

Jonathan P. Berkey is the James B. Duke Professor of International Studies at Davidson College, and author of the forthcoming Shattered Mosaic: The Middle East since the Rise of Islam.
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