Ordinary people from Syria, Libya, and Iraq shed light on the costs of conflict.
The United States has been engaged for decades in a seemingly endless series of wars and military operations.
Are the rest of us so different from our brothers and sisters in Libya or in Charleston? Are they heroes with whom we can never identify?
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.
Libya lacks the illustrious Christian heritage of Tunisia and Algeria, home of Tertullian, Cyprian and Augustine. But prior to the outbreak of violence, more Christians resided in Tripoli and Benghazi than in the region's other countries.