Thursday, February 5, 2015
The Future of the Middle East
Bernard Lewis is a British-American historian who is one of the world's leading lights in Oriental Studies. His specialty is the history of Islam and the Middle East. The Bush administration frequently solicited his advice concerning the Middle East, and Martin Kramer (whose book, Ivory Towers on Sand, I introduced in a previous blog post) considers Lewis to be "the most influential post-war historian of Islam and the Middle East."
Lewis has written prolifically about Islam and the Middle East over a very long career. He has written many books, including What Went Wrong and Islam in History. A fun little introduction to his work is The Future of the Middle East: Predictions. Enjoy.