The Liberating Effect of Arab Pop Culture: Let's Go to the Videotape!


This past Monday, Reason Senior Editor Charles Paul Freund gave a great lecture at the American Enterprise Institute titled "Popular Culture in the Middle East: A Conduit for Liberal Values?" (The short answer is yes, hopefully.)

The text and a video of the talk–which features fascinating excerpts from Middle Eastern pop videos and Chuck's great running commentary–is now online here.

For more on the topic, check out Chuck's feature-length writings on the topic here and here.