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Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Project on US Relations with the Islamic World and the author of the new book Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World. This week on the podcast, Shadi sat down with Benjamin Wittes to talk about the book, which examines Islam’s unique relationship with democratic politics and the modern world.
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