Engaging the Muslim World Events & Review

Updated for Monday: Here are some media advisories for my book tour this week in New York City. Note that media is always a last-minute business and preemptions do occur, but this is what is scheduled:

Monday, March 16

Break Room Live, Air America, 3:10 pm

Tues. March 17

Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, 8 am

Weds. March 18

Colbert Report, 11:30 pm ET

Thurs. March 19

Charlie Rose, PBS, check local listings

A couple of media notices: Many thanks to Andrew Sullivan for the mention at his blog.

Also Ryan Blitstein authors one of the first reviews of the new book, Engaging the Muslim World, which will be in bookstores and also will be shipped from Amazon.com on March 17.

Blitstein is a Chicago-based journalist.


‘In the final Republican presidential debate last year, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaking about America’s adversaries in the so-called “war on terror,” told the audience: “This is about Shi’a and Sunni. This is about Hezbollah and Hamas and al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. This is the worldwide jihadist effort to try and cause the collapse of all moderate Islamic governments and replace them with a caliphate.”

So many powerful groups, representing hundreds of millions of people, united against freedom and moderation and democratic ideals. Quite a harrowing thought.

Lucky for us, Romney’s statement wasn’t actually true … University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole, known among liberal netrooters as the blogger of “Informed Comment,” attempts to set things straight in Engaging the Muslim World. . . Cole guides readers through a fascinating tour of key regimes, political parties and movements in the Middle East and Asia . . . ‘

Engaging the Muslim World

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