In This Show, an Islamic World Brimming With Innovation

December 6, 2010

Author: Clyde Haberman

Source: The New York Times

In David Lean’s majestic film “Lawrence of Arabia,” the beleaguered Arab leader Prince Feisal reminds his British Army adviser, T. E. Lawrence, of a glory that once was.


“You know, Lieutenant,” he says, “in the Arab city of Córdoba were two miles of public lighting in the streets when London was a village.”