The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog Review

The Roots of the Arab Spring

The Hedgehog ReviewVol. 13, No. 3 (Fall 2011)

From the Editors

The Roots of the Arab Spring

Whither Political Islam and the “Arab Spring”?

Ahmed H. al-Rahim

Why the Middle East Is the Way It Is

Philip Carl Salzman

The Arab Spring and Failed Political Legitimacy

David Cook

“Our Revolution Is Civil”: An Interview with Asef Bayat on Revolt and Change in the Arab World

The Roots of the Arab Spring: A Bibliographic Review

Joseph E. Davis

BOOK FORUM: The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism by Daniel Bell

Connections Missed and Contradictions Unexplored

Wilfred M. McClay

The Cultural Harmonies of Capitalism

David T. Courtwright

The Disjunction of Realms: A Comment

Krishan Kumar


The Supernatural and the Poetics of History

Monica Black

Beyond Tocqueville’s Telescope: The Personalized Brand and the Branded Self

Arlie Hochschild and Sarah B. Garrett


Religious Freedom in the Arab World

The Hour-Glass Economy

Crime Is Falling


Charles Glenn’s Contrasting Models of State and School: A Comparative Historical Study of Parental Choice and State Control

Reviewed by Ashley Berner

E. Summerson Carr’s Scripting Addiction: The Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety

Reviewed by John Steadman Rice

Orhan Pamuk’s The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Reviewed by Justin Neuman

Ronald Dworkin’s Justice for Hedgehogs

Reviewed by Colin Bird

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