Amitai Etzioni (GWU): No Marshall Plan for the Middle East. Jill I. Goldenziel (Harvard): Veiled Political Questions: Islamic Dress, Constitutionalism, and the Ascendance of Courts. The Gulf States demonstrate what Arabs can accomplish when given the necessary freedom. The New Arab Man: Marcia Inhorn on reconceiving Middle Eastern manhood (and more). Steven Cook on three myths about the Muslim Brotherhood. Judith Miller on the American University of Beirut, a bastion of American values in the Arab Middle East. Abolish the idea of the "Middle East" — rooted in imperial phantasies of the past, the term is neither descriptive nor value-free. The building boom in the Middle East is the latest chapter in that region’s centuries-old struggle between its cultural identity and its utopian dreams. Reda Benkirane on the role
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