By Joshua Muravchik
The subsequent Founders brings to mild the tales of 7 amazing humans, six Arabs and an Iranian. 5 are males; , girls. 4 are Sunnis, are Shiites, and the 7th is blended.
Their lives revolve round a feeling of venture, and whereas the angles from which they assault it are assorted, this challenge is identical for all seven--to make their nations extra unfastened and democratic.
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The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East by Joshua Muravchik