Gordian Knots

Beyond Terror and Martyrdom
The Future of the Middle East
Gilles Kepel, translated by Pascale Ghazaleh
Harvard University Press, $27.95, 336 pp.

The Arab Center
The Promise of Moderation
Marwan Muasher
Yale University Press, $30, 336 pp.

Extremism in the Middle East, while lamented by most, offers advantages to many. Peace activists and diplomats deplore the violence but...

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About the Author

R. Scott Appleby, director of the Kroc Center for Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, is co-editor of Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics and Praxis.