Reviews of "The Next Founders"

June 19, 2009  |  ARTICLES

Joshua Muravchik has no qualms about presuming that liberalism and democracy are best for everyone.

-Michael Young, Wall Street Journal

Joshua Muravchik offers compelling and clear-eyed portraits of the men and women struggling to bring democratic change to the Middle East. His probing and unsentimental narrative reveals the steep barriers to change in the region-but also how determined individuals can overcome them.

-Jackson Diehl, columnist, the Washington Post

This timely and important book by Josh Muravchik should be required reading by three groups: those who believe in democracy in the Middle East; those who do not; and those who are undecided. It brings us a powerful demonstration that the yearning for freedom is universal and is the greatest force for peace and stability in the Middle East.

-Natan Sharansky, former deputy prime minister of Israel  and author of Defending Identity

Muravchik is one of the fiercest defenders of democracy in the Middle East.  It shows through in every page of this book.  It should be read by all who trust that Arab Muslims will be free.

-Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of Infidel

One hopes that Obama and his speechwriters have consulted The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East.

-Michael Gerson, columnist, the Washington Post