MODERN HISTORY AND POLITICS-The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life
Hudson, Michael C., The Middle East Journal
MODERN HISTORY AND POLITICS The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life, by Roger Owen. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. 272 pages. $24.95.
Reviewed by Michael C. Hudson
In this intriguing book on Arab authoritarianism Roger Owen brings to bear a lifetime of scholarship on the modern Middle East. One approaches it with high expectations, and indeed there is much to like in these reflections. Owen is commendably modest in his speculations about how these long-ruling presidents think and behave, frequently noting that crucial information is simply not available. This is not a study based on primary research but, as he says, draws on the work of other scholars …
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Publication information: Article title: MODERN HISTORY AND POLITICS-The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life. Contributors: Hudson, Michael C. - Author. Journal title: The Middle East Journal. Volume: 66. Issue: 4 Publication date: Autumn 2012. Page number: 751+. © Middle East Institute Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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