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Crosswinds: The Way of Saudi Arabia

Crosswinds: The Way of Saudi Arabia

by Fouad Ajami

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Overview

Saudi Arabia has always held some mystery to Westerners. Writing in 2010 and looking back over two decades, the late Fouad Ajami provides deeper insight into the political culture on the Arabian Peninsula, presenting a firsthand look at Saudi Arabia’s leadership, its rival factions, and its conduct and influence in foreign lands. From the influence of Islam in public life to Saudi rulers’ attitudes toward the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, the author fills a significant gap in our understanding of that country.

During the course of those two decades, Ajami gained access to Saudis from all walks of life. In these pages he reveals, largely in their own words, their true feelings on a broad range of subjects. He also draws from a new wave of Saudi literature, revealing works of fiction and biography that afford us a fresh view of the Saudi reality. In addition, he conveys the thoughts of the bloggers, with all their verve, irreverence, and immediacy, providing a window into the world of the skeptics and the modernists in that land.


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ISBN-13: 9780817911744
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication date: 09/15/2020
Series: HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION Series
Edition description: First Edition, 1st Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Fouad Ajami (1945–2014) was director of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a senior fellow and cochair of the Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Charles Hill
Preface

One
Prologue: The Chastening

Two
Blowback: The Road to Dissension

Three
Homeward Bound

Four
A Rescuer’s Line

Five
Coda: In the Time of the Americans

Source Notes
About the Author
About the Hoover Institution’s Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order
Index

 

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