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In the years before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir became one of Lebanon’s foremost public intellectuals, a fearless critic of tyranny and an inspiring advocate of democracy. In Being Arab, his last book, he calls on the peoples of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future of the region into their own hands. With the Arab Spring, millions have now answered that call.
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Being Arab

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Overview

In the years before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir became one of Lebanon’s foremost public intellectuals, a fearless critic of tyranny and an inspiring advocate of democracy. In Being Arab, his last book, he calls on the peoples of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future of the region into their own hands. With the Arab Spring, millions have now answered that call.
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Editorial Reviews

John Pilger
“This is an unusual book of such fluent and searing honesty that I almost wanted Samir Kassir to be kinder to himself. I salute his memory.”
Robert Fisk
“One of Lebanon's most prominent journalists and one of the most vociferous and bravest critics of the Syrian regime.”
New Statesman
“Part historical essay and part political pamphlet ... This is a genuine cry against the forces of Islamic extremism.”
Eugene Rogan
“Shortly before his death, Kassir published a remarkable essay exploring what he termed the ‘Arab malaise’ of the twenty-first century. It reflected the disenchantment of Arab citizens with their corrupt and authoritarian governments.”
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“This is an unusual book of such fluent and searing honesty that I almost wanted Samir Kassir to be kinder to himself. I salute his memory.”—John Pilger

“One of Lebanon’s most prominent journalists and one of the most vociferous and bravest critics of the Syrian regime.”—Robert Fisk

“Shortly before his death, Kassir published a remarkable essay exploring what he termed the ‘Arab malaise’ of the twenty-first century. It reflected the disenchantment of Arab citizens with their corrupt and authoritarian governments.”—Eugene Rogan, author of The Arabs: A History

“Part historical essay and part political pamphlet ... This is a genuine cry against the forces of Islamic extremism.”—New Statesman

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781680483
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • File size: 528 KB

Meet the Author

Samir Kassir (1960–2005) was a columnist for the daily newspaper An-Nahar, wrote regularly for Le Monde Diplomatique, and published a number of important works in French as well as Arabic. He was killed by a car bomb in Beirut on June 2, 2005.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Okay

    This book i would say one star because it hs nothing to to with 'being arab' so brrrrrreak it up.

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