Engaging the Muslim World by Juan Cole
Investigating the faulty logic of the Bush years and how to best change course with US-Islamic relations. Meticulously researched, Cole debunks popular misconceptions about the nature of US-Islamic relations and provides a helpful guide on how to move forward in forward in key countries such as Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, as well as the seemingly elusive Al-Qaeda and goal of American energy independence.
"The Obama administration, as it seeks to correct a decade of self-fulfilling phobias, will find no better guide than this nuanced, clear-headed, visionary book." -The Huffington