Friday, June 16, 2006

Missing complexities in Arab politics and societies. You have to visit the Arab bookshops in London to see the complexities of Arab politics and society that often elude Western journalist and sometimes academic coverage of the region. There, you shall see books on Islam side by side with books of Arab erotica; propaganda books by Arab royalty, side by side with banned books by Arab dissident groups against Arab royalties. You will see DVDs on Islam or on Nasser, side by side with sleazy DVDs.