Clash of Cultures... Clash of Ideas

Jan 19, 2012

All that turmoil going on in the Arab world, with efforts to put religion in charge of government, just doesn’t seem to make much sense, does it?

John Owen says actually it does.  Especially if considered in light of what has happened through a few centuries of recent history in the West. 

We examine a new theory on political activism put forth in this Virginia author’s latest book.  Including how that theory may just explain key elements of the so-called “Arab Spring.”

John M. Owen, PhD - Author of The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change 1510-2010[Princeton University Press].   Professor of Politics, University of Virginia.