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"The best of all possible worlds: An old hand guides us through the changes in the post-9/11 Middle East, and is able to sort out in a sober, smart way what is really going on." --Thomas Ricks, author Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq "Robin Wright is well aware of the complexities, paradoxes and the seemingly insurmountable dilemmas facing the Middle East today. She reminds us that in facing these challenges we need not resort to military force and violence or resign ourselves to compromise with extremism and tyranny." -- Azar Nafisi, author Reading Lolita in Tehran "If there is such a thing as a pinnacle in the landscape of international journalism, Robin Wright surely stands atop it." --The New York Review of Books "Only Wright could have written Dreams and Shadows because only Wright has traveled so widely, interviewed such diverse leaders, and brought so much wisdom to analyzing the region's many-sided puzzles. This volume, full of mesmerizing detail and large truths, sets a new standard for scholarship on the modern Middle East." --Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State Praise for Robin Wright's Dreams and Shadows "Wright has long been one of the best-informed American journalists covering the Middle East, and her reputation is born out here. . . . Her book will be essential reading for anybody who wants to know where it is heading." --The New York Times Book Review "...Wright is one of the most capable observers of the Middle East....her chronicles of counter-jihad, anti-militancy, and women's mobilization are a timely contribution." -Huffington Post "...Wright is an expert on the subject and this book is an accessible and riveting account for readers looking to learn more about the post-9/11 Islamic world." -Publishers Weekly Praise for Rock the Casbah "[Wright] provides invaluable context for what she rightly terms `the epic convulsion across the Islamic world' by listening to voices we don't usually hear....Anyone seeking deeper understanding of the Arab Spring needs to read Wright's formidably well-informed book ....Wright's richly textured portrait of ancient cultures in the throes of wrenching but liberating transformation makes it quite clear that Muslims themselves will decide their future." - Los Angeles Times

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