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Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance

Elucidating complex ideas with engaging prose and storytelling, Reopening Muslim Minds borrows lost visions from medieval Muslim thinkers such as Ibn Rushd (aka Averroes) to offer a new Muslim worldview on a range of sensitive issues: human rights, equality for women, freedom of religion, or freedom from religion. While frankly acknowledging the problems in the world of Islam today, author Mustafa Akyol offers a clear and hopeful vision for its future.

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Research Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity

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Vice President for Monetary Studies, Senior Fellow, and Editor of Cato Journal

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Think the world is getting worse? You’re wrong: the world is, for the most part, not getting worse. But 58 percent of folks in 17 countries that were surveyed in 2016 thought the world is either getting worse or staying the same rather than getting better. The uncontroversial data on major global trends in this book will persuade you that this dark view of the prospects for humanity and the natural world is, in large part, badly mistaken.