A Rage for Order - The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to Isis-logo

A Rage for Order - The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to Isis

Robert Worth

The definitive work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker cast as old divides reemerge and deepen. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top. A Rage for Order is the first work of literary journalism to track the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. In the style of V. S. Naipaul and Lawrence Wright, the distinguished New York Times correspondent Robert F. Worth brings the history of the present to life through vivid stories and portraits. We meet a Libyan rebel who must decide whether to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; and an Egyptian doctor who is caught between his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a new, tolerant democracy. Combining dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of the Arab world today, A Rage for Ordercaptures the psychic and actual civil wars raging throughout the Middle East, and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave way to a new age of discord. With an Introduction Read by the Author.

The definitive work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker cast as old divides reemerge and deepen. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top. A Rage for Order is the first work of literary journalism to track the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. In the style of V. S. Naipaul and Lawrence Wright, the distinguished New York Times correspondent Robert F. Worth brings the history of the present to life through vivid stories and portraits. We meet a Libyan rebel who must decide whether to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; and an Egyptian doctor who is caught between his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a new, tolerant democracy. Combining dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of the Arab world today, A Rage for Ordercaptures the psychic and actual civil wars raging throughout the Middle East, and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave way to a new age of discord. With an Introduction Read by the Author.
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The definitive work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker cast as old divides reemerge and deepen. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top. A Rage for Order is the first work of literary journalism to track the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. In the style of V. S. Naipaul and Lawrence Wright, the distinguished New York Times correspondent Robert F. Worth brings the history of the present to life through vivid stories and portraits. We meet a Libyan rebel who must decide whether to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; and an Egyptian doctor who is caught between his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a new, tolerant democracy. Combining dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of the Arab world today, A Rage for Ordercaptures the psychic and actual civil wars raging throughout the Middle East, and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave way to a new age of discord. With an Introduction Read by the Author.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Will Damron

Length:

10h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:32


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:06


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:32


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:25


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:34