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Why Muslims of the Middle East, who once possessed the highest civilization and the top armies in the world, are on a five-century losing streak.
Mr. Lewis shows how Islam messed up by setting up obstacles to freedom, science, and development. Muslims did not trust individuals to go out on their own. Westerners lived in Islamic countries and learned from them, but imams never said, Go west, young Muslim. Although Mr. Lewis skips the theological basics, he explains well the cultural manifestations.