Saturday, December 10, 2016

The most bizarre statement I have read in a book recently: "Geneive Abdo's "The New Sectarianism"

Is this not bizarre in its flagrant inaccuracy?  She writes (p. 9) "Western analysis of the Arab world generally suffers from two intellectual developments that grew out of the European Enlightenment: 1) the flagrant tendency to dismiss the abiding importance of religion".  I am not making this up. She wants more religion thrown in in Western analysis of the Arab world.  How much more religion do you want really?