An exclusive new poll of the Arab world. Startling results for the Western world.
62% of all Arabs have a favourable view of the United States.
75% of all Arabs say women should have equal rights.
The security of Europe, even more than that of America, requires us to find a resolution to the differences so lucidly described in this book.” - John Bruton, former Prime Minister of Ireland and EU Ambassador to the United States
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Anna Aslanyan is a translator and journalist living in London. She regularly contributes to 3:AM magazine and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Jonathan Bate is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at Warwick. He was recently elected Provost of Worcester College, Oxford. Professor Geoffrey Blainey, Australia’s most eminent living historian, is the author of many books, including A Short History of the World and A Short History of the Twentieth Century (Penguin). Tim Blanning is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the British Academy.Hismost recent book is TheRomantic Revolution (Weidenfeld &Nicolson). Michael Burleigh is Professor of History at the University of Buckingham and author of Moral Combat: A History of World War II, published by HarperPress. Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer. RichardCohenisanauthorandbookeditor, and a visiting professor of Creative Writing at Kingston University. His book Chasing The Sun is published by Simon and Schuster this month. Tim Congdon is an economist and CEO of International Monetary Research Ltd. Mara Delius writes for the culture section of Die Welt. She lives in Washington, DC. Dinesh D’Souza, the President of the King’s College in New York City, is the author of The Roots of Obama’s Rage (Regnery). Jessica Duchen is a music journalist, biographer andnovelist. Her latest novel is Songs of Triumphant Love. She blogs on music at standpointmag.co.uk/jessica-duchen RuthDudleyEdwardsisahistorian, crimewriter and journalist. Her most recent book is Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing and the Families’ Pursuit of Justice. Tibor Fischer’s latest novel, Good to be God, is out in paperback from Alma Books. Martin Gayford is a writer and art critic. His latest book, Man with a Blue Scarf, is published by Thames &Hudson. Simon Heffer is Associate Editor and a columnist for the Daily Telegraph. He has writtenbiographiesofEnochPowellandEdward VII, andhas just published Strictly English, a guide to how to write correctly. Patrick Heren is a journalist who specialises in competitive energy markets. He is the founder of Heren Energy (now ICIS Heren). Masha Karp is a Russian-born Londonbased freelance journalist with a special interest in Russian-Western cultural links. Dominic Lawson is a columnist for the Sunday Times and the Independent and the author of a book on the battle for the world chess championship, The Inner Game. Jonathan Margolis is a journalist and author specialising in technology. He writes for the FT’s HowToSpend It magazine.
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Anne McElvoy is Executive Editor and a columnist for the LondonEvening Standard. She presents Nightwaves on BBCRadio 3. Douglas Murray is the director of the Centre for Social Cohesion. Michael Nazir-Ali, formerly Bishop of Rochester, has written extensively on religion, including Conviction and Conflict: Islam, Christianity and World Order. He is President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue, and devotes himself to defending persecuted Christians and others all over the world. Emanuele Ottolenghi is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies. An updated edition of Iran: The Looming Crisis is published this month by Profile. Michael Prodger is literary editor of the Sunday Telegraph. Joshua Rozenberg presents Law in Action on BBC Radio 4. He chairs Halsbury’s Law Exchange, an independent legal think-tank. Richard Shannon is the retired Professor EmeritusofModernHistoryatUniversityof Wales Swansea. He has published extensively on 19th-century British history. His most recent book is Gladstone: God and Politics (Continuum, 2007). Lionel Shriver’s latest novel, So Much for That, has been shortlisted in the fiction section of the 2010 National Book Awards, America’s leading book prize. Sarah Skwire is a Fellow of Liberty Fund and author of Writing With a Thesis, now in its 11th edition. Hugh Thomas’s career has encompassed both America and Europe, history and politics, as a professor at New York and Boston Universities and as Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies in London. Hewas awarded a peerage in 1981 and recently the Cristóbal Gabarrón Prize. His new book, The Golden Age: The Spanish Empire of Charles V, is published by Penguin. DaisyWaughisanovelist andSundayTimes columnist. FrancesWeaveristheWebEditorandacolumnist for Standpoint. Peter Whittle is Standpoint’s film critic and director of theNewCultureForum.Heblogs on politics and the arts at standpointmag. co.uk/peter-whittle
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