Peter von Sivers

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Peter von Sivers is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah. He received his doctorate at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München under the direction of Eric Voegelin. He is author of several works, the latest being, with Charles Desnoyers and George S. Stow, Patterns of World History (Oxford, 2015).

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Mohammed D. Cherkaoui Enlightenment Arab Muslim Islam

What Is Enlightenment? Continuity or Rupture in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings. Mohammed D. Cherkaoui, ed. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2016.
Among the three projects of modernity in conflict with each other – capitalist democracy, communism-socialism, and extremist nationalism – only the first survived into the twenty-first century. Capitalist democracy is today the unrivaled form of modernity in the world and…