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History Lesson: A Brief History of the Middle East, Part 5 of 5

Since the birth of civilization, the Middle East has been a crucible of regional conflicts and conquests. This course provides an essentialized history of the region, from its domination by the Roman Empire to the rise and fall of Islamic civilization to the West's defeat of the Ottoman Empire. Dr. Brook then focuses on the more recent history of this area (from the end of World War I to the present), explaining the ideas that have shaped its development and illuminating the context behind the terrorist attacks on the United States and the war in Afghanistan.

This talk was originally presented at the Objectivist summer conferences in 2002.

Service: Spreaker
Publshed on: Sep 14, 2002
Duration: 01:00:30
Yaron Brook Lectures
Objectivist Conference Presentations

WWII and Arab Nationalism
00:05 to 04:55
4.8 minutes
end of Colonialism; Suez Canal crisis
04:56 to 08:12
3.3 minutes
nationalist leaders: Egypt, Iraq, and Syria
08:13 to 14:18
6.1 minutes
Nasser and the 6-day War
14:19 to 17:48
3.5 minutes
Arab-Muslim reaction to humiliation in 6-day war
17:49 to 27:49
10.0 minutes
rise of Islamic fundamentalism in late 20th century
27:50 to 30:57
3.1 minutes
Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia and fundamentalist/totalitarian Islam
30:58 to 51:19
20.4 minutes
Shi’ism in Iran and fundamentalism/totalitarian Islam
51:20 to N/A
9.2 minutes