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Mullahs, Merchants, And Militants: The Economic Collapse of the Arab World

Mullahs, Merchants, And Militants: The Economic Collapse of the Arab World

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A thousand years ago, Arab traders and Arab currencies dominated the global economy in ways Western multinationals and the dollar do today. A thousand years later, Arab states are in decay. Official corruption and ineptitude have eroded state authority and created a vacuum that militant Islam has rushed to fill. In the tradition of Bernard Lewis and Thomas Friedman, Mullahs, Merchants and Militants takes us on a journey through the heart of what were once the great Islamic caliphates, the countries now known as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Iraq and Egypt, to illustrate how a once prosperous and enlightened civilization finds itself at a crossroads between a Dark Age and a New Dawn.