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  • Amazon shared from Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present by Brendan Simms
    Instead the late-seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century Ottoman defeats sparked a deep yearning for moral and spiritual renewal. Many Muslims rejected any technical or political explanation for Muslim weakness in the modern world. They blamed Ottoman reverses on a lack of true piety, and the emergence of religious heresies right in the heart of the Dar ul Islam itself. The answer, these critics argued, was more Islam.106 For this reason the eighteenth-century central Arabian preacher Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab (1703–92) called for an Islamic reformation, a return to the uncorrupted principles...
    Note: The answer..more Islam!
  • Amazon shared from A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin
    Note: t the latest Ottoman plan was “ to bring thousands of camels down to the Canal and then set a light to their hair. The camel, using its well known reasoning powers, will dash to the Canal to put the fire out. When they have done this in sufficient quantities the Turks will march over them
  • Amazon shared from Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner
    I am extremely proud of my service to Fannie Mae and in other important dimensions of public service. I believe Barack Obama’s candidacy for president of the United States is the most exciting and important of my lifetime. I would not dream of being a party to distracting attention from that historic effort. —JAMES A. JOHNSON, resigning from the Obama advisory team, June 11, 2008
    Note: I am extremely proud of my service to Fannie Mae and in other important dimensions of public service. I believe Barack Obama’s candidacy for president of the United States is the most exciting and important of my lifetime. I would not dream of being a party to distracting
  • Amazon shared from Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner
    PETER ORSZAG—author of flawed paper minimizing Fannie Mae’s potential costs to the taxpayers; resigned as director of Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration in July 2010. Joined Citigroup as vice-chairman.
    Note: PETER ORSZAG—author of flawed paper minimizing Fannie Mae’s potential costs to the taxpayers; resigned as director of Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration in July 2010. Joined Citigroup as vice-chairman.
  • Amazon shared from Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner
    Some examples: William Daley, White House chief of staff, served on the Fannie Mae board during the 1990s. Timothy Geithner, the relaxed regulator at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, became Treasury Secretary. Others include Tom Donilon, Fannie’s longtime head of government affairs and a key political operative, who is now national security advisor to Obama. Thomas R. Nides, the Fannie Mae human resources executive who figured in the OFHEO investigation into earnings manipulations at the company, was nominated to the position of deputy secretary of state for management and resources in fall...
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