Juan Cole on engaging the Muslim world04/07/09 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.
Our guest is historian and blogger Juan Cole. He’s a professor at the University of Michigan and author of the blog Informed Comment, which has followed closely events in the Middle East and south Asia for most of the decade. He has lived in the region and speaks Arabic, Persian and Hindu.
In his latest book “Engaging the Muslim World” (Palgrave Press). Cole argues that western society is suffering from Islam anxiety and that there’s a desperate need to debunk the myths concerning Islam in order to improve the political and ideological understanding between Muslim countries and their western counterparts.