While its operation is difficult to specify, and illusive in its character, anyone who lives in the area constantly feels the effect of its influence. We are to determine this morning, as far as one can in a single lecture, something of the character and place of this spiritual influence in the social and political life of the Middle East.
Badeau, J. S.
"Political and Social Significance of Islam in the Middle East,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 13
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol13/iss4/2