“Arab Spring or Christian Fall?”

September 16, 2011: Robert Reilly

The struggle within Islam over the status of reason and its relationship to revelation in the Quran and the knowledge of good and evil is one of the greatest intellectual dramas in history. The outcome of the struggle definitively shaped the future of Sunni Islam to this day. Without knowing of this conflict and its specific terms, one cannot understand what is and what is not taking place in the Middle East today, to include the prospects for the Arab Spring.