A Modern Problem
Martin Walker on Islam and the modern world.
THE CRISIS OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION.
By Ali A. Allawi.
Yale Univ. Press. 304 pp. $27.50
Reviewed by Martin Walker
Like many other disap-pointed politicians, Ali Allawi turned to the consolations of philosophy and religion. The result is a remarkably thoughtful and engaging assessment of the current state and future prospects of the world of Islam. Allawi is the nephew of...