christians in the middle east

Books

Gaza: A History, by Jean-Pierre Filiu

Jean-Pierre Filiu rightly places Gaza at the center, not the margins, of Palestinian history. But he fails to let Gazans speak for themselves.

Books

The New Arabs, by Juan Cole

Juan Cole tells the backstory of the revolutions in North Africa, exploring events in the context of their cultural setting. His conclusions are optimistic yet grounded in realism.