A Concise History of the Arabs
By John McHugo
Published in September 2013
Thibault’s Score: 1/5
After reading the introduction and first chapter, I knew everything that I needed to know about this book.
Here are the three reasons why I did not finish reading this book:
1 - This book was written for politically motivated reasons. It doesn’t seek to be an objective history of the Arabs, but instead exists to advance a modern pro-tolerance 21st century agenda.
2 - I am not the target audience. This book is written for novices, not people who have spent the last 2 years studying Islam in depth.
3 - The goal of the book is to engage in vague discourse about Western civilization and the clash of civilizations. I already look at the world through a Eurasianist historical lens rather than a presentist Westernist or liberal lens, and therefore already agree with many of the conclusions
The book might be good for other people, I do not know because I didn’t read it. But it wasn’t for me.
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