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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.
Lewis lucidly shows how Islam messed up by setting up obstacles to freedom, science, and economic development. Muslim collectivists did not trust individuals to think for themselves or go out on their own. Westerners lived in Islamic countries and learned from them, but imams never said, Go west, young Muslim. Although Lewis skips the theological basics, he explains well the cultural manifestations.