There Will Be No Islamist Revolution

Issue Date January 2013
Volume 24
Issue 1
Page Numbers 14-19
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Apart from the rather crucial detail of what the “failure of political Islam” means, there is no misunderstanding between Hillel Fradkin and me, but rather a decisive difference in approach and perspective. Fradkin is concerned about what constitutes the essence of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as an ideological movement, whereas I concentrate on how the Muslim Brothers, as political and social actors, are shaped by the political, social, and religious context in which they now find themselves.

About the Author

Olivier Roy is a professor at the European University Institute in Florence. He is the coeditor most recently of Arab Society in Revolt: The West’s Mediterranean Challenge (2012).

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