Back to Pluralism in the Middle East

Nicolas Pelham
April 21, 2016

HolyLands_TinyPresident Obama is visiting Saudia Arabia today.

Nicolas Pelham, The Economist's Middle East affairs correspondent who has covered the Arab region for New York Review of Books, BBC, Financial Times, and the author of Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East, talks about the destruction unleashed in the Middle East by European nationalism and need to return to its pluralist past.

Host Brian Lehrer leads the conversation. Produced by WNYC. Listen to the discussion below.

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