Mark S. Wagner
Mark S. Wagner holds a doctorate degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies from New York University. He teaches Arabic language and other Middle East-related courses at Louisiana State University and writes about Arabic and Jewish literatures, Islamic law and Muslim-Jewish relations.
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Experts cling to the idea of a 19th-century Arab renaissance or “nahda,” but they define it so differently that it becomes impossible to reconcile. Thinkers like Elie Kedourie and Albert Hourani knew this and suspected it was a deliberate attempt to distract from the real agenda, which was nationalistic.