"The most significant long-term shift in the Muslim world today is the rise of the Shi'a, a process that has begun in Iraq but will not end there. No one can better explain this upheaval, and what it means for the entire Arab world, than Yitzhak Nakash."--Fareed Zakaria, editor, Newsweek International; author of The Future of Freedom
"Yitzhak Nakash has written a wonderfully lucid and illuminating account of Shi'i history and politics in four Middle Eastern countries. He provides a fine reading of religious ideology and uses the comparative method masterfully. This book is required reading for anyone who hopes to have intelligent views about what is happening in the Islamic world."--Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study; author of Just and Unjust Wars.
"The Shia--long a suppressed minority--are reaching for power in the modern Arab world. It is vital for American policy-makers to understand their history, their suffering, and their aspirations. Yitzhak Nakash's book is an authoritative guide to the Shia Revolution."--Michael Ignatieff, Carr Professor of Human Rights, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
"This is a richly documented book of history and contemporary politics. A work of judicious scholarship, it will be relevant to students and observers of contemporary politics and American foreign policy."--Adeed Dawisha, Miami University, Ohio
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