This is an unusual collection of laws and aphorisms by Charles Issawi, the renowned economists and Middle East scholar. Professor Issawi has formulated principles on revolution, progress, social science, politics, economics, and Americana, etc in an erudite and humorous way. He is a keen observer of social and historical problems, and his definitions are evocative, to say the least. The more serious reader may find his irony, humour, and tongue-in-cheek satire compelling.
The late Charles Issawi was Bayard Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, Princeton University. He published numerous studies on the cultural and economic history of the Middle East.