Monday, August 13, 2012

Egyptian authorities ban popular history book on Middle East - Books - Ahram Online

One of the best things we can do for the Arab Spring is condemn bad moves like this.

The Egyptian Print Censorship Authority has banned the import of A History of the Modern Middle East by eminent academics William L Cleveland and Martin Bunton, now in its 12th edition.

Khaled Fahmy, chair of history at the American University in Cairo (AUC), said that he received an email from the university informing him that the book he had requested for his modern Arab history course had been banned from entering the country. The short email did not give any reasons for the ban

Egyptian authorities ban popular history book on Middle East - Books - Ahram Online

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