Joshua Kurlantzick: Indonesia since Suharto, 3 March 2011
Show More My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist by Sadanand Dhume.
Skyhorse, 271 pp., $24.95, April 2009, 978 1 60239 643 2Show More
Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power by Robert Kaplan.
Random House, 384 pp., £21, October 2010, 978 1 4000 6746 6Show More
Understanding Islam in Indonesia: Politics and Diversity by Robert Pringle.
Hawaii, 220 pp., $22, April 2010, 978 0 8248 3415 9Show More
“... moderate, however, and Suharto’s actions extended their lease on life. In My Friend the Fanatic, Sadanand Dhume describes the way radical Islamists developed policies that combined social welfare with charismatic preaching. The number of Islamic boarding schools grew to accommodate families unable to afford the fees and bribes to teachers that were ...”