Untangling the Web: A Thinking Person’s Guide to Why the Middle East is a Mess and Always has Been

Untangling the Web: A Thinking Person’s Guide to Why the Middle East is a Mess and Always has Been

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  1. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    As important now as when it was written, February 17, 2011
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    AnnBarbie “AnnBarbie” (Malone, NY United STates) –

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    The protests and revolutions sweeping the Middle East in recent weeks might lead one to conclude that this manuscript (written mostly in 2004 and updated in 2009) is already out of date. Not so! It is more important than ever that we understand the underlying definitions, aspirations and interferences that have shaped this part of the world and that offer clues to a way out of the morass. Soltes provides a background that richly weaves ancient influences (the rise of Islam, the Crusades, the advent of Arab nationalism, etc.) with detailed analysis of contemporary personalities and events. He offers a framework that reveals to the western reader the humanity behind the headlines and offers practical suggestions for untangling the complex web. If you know nothing about this area of the world, buy this book and read it. If you already know everything there is to know, buy it as well because you will be challenged (whether you agree with him or not) to make novel associations and fresh conclusions. And especially, if you know anyone in a position to influence US policy in the Middle East, buy this book and put it into their hands!

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    Untangling the Web, November 30, 2012
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    A very thorough presentation that starts one on the road to an unbiased understanding of the Middle East. The author came to pour book club, and added to our understanding of the book.

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    Untangling the Web, Reaching towards Hope, February 7, 2011
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    What is amazing, is that this book is not devoid of hope. On the contrary, readers of this book will want to cry out to Middle Easterners and everyone else on the planet to reach for it with their minds and hearts in unison. In Soltes’ book the complex web is indeed untangled; its many layers of centuries old misunderstanding laid out like an enormous net across the desert sand. As you read through this book so much about the ancient enmity becomes clear and a strange kind of relief bubbles up like a fresh spring of water in the hot dry sand. New ideas, potential solutions wash through our minds as we think, “Only if”. But these only ifs become the possibility of creating something different, together, in the 21st century. We begin to see a way out. If enough of us read Soltes’ book, he will help us get there. We can’t afford to pass this book by.

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