Bringing author's decades of expertise to the dialogues that have marked the post-9/11 world, this book delivers clarity and historical perspective. It provides a primer of the three eras of political Islam, from the 1928 founding of the Muslim Brothers to the rise of post-colonial dictatorships and the radicalization of 'Generation al-Qaeda.
Francois Burgat is Director of Research at the National Center for Scientific Research in France and teaches political science at the Institute for Research on the Arab and Muslim World. His many previous books include The Islamic Movement in North Africa, with William Dowell. Patrick Hutchinson is a writer and research fellow at the Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence, France.