The acquisition of knowledge and intellectual growth is a central part of Islamic culture, and now the Arab Center for Research, an Atlas Network partner based in Morocco, is helping readers in the Middle East and North Africa understand the ideas of freedom. New translations of Selfishness, Greed, and Capitalism; Debunking Myths about the Free Market by Christopher Snowden and Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History and Practice, a collection of essays by Atlas Network’s Dr. Tom G. Palmer, were distributed online and to five major libraries in Rabat, Casablanca, and Fez. In total, 300 books were sold and over 2,300 were downloaded. The Arab Center for Research also organized four reading clubs to discuss the literature, attracting 740 attendees, including students and scholars. The organization is now working to fulfill a major request to exchange books with universities and cultural institutions, one of which is the King Abdul-Aziz Al Saoud Foundation, the largest library in Africa.
An English language look at the Arab Center is online.
The Arab Center for Research received a Liberating Enterprise to Advance Prosperity grant in support of their work.