Being Arab

Being Arab

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by Samir Kassir
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844670996

ISBN-13: 2901844670993

Pub. Date: 10/19/2006

Publisher: Verso Books

Before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir was one of Lebanon’s foremost public intellectuals. In Being Arab, a thought-provoking assessment of Arab identity, he calls on the people of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future into their own hands. Passionately written and brilliantly argued,

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Before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir was one of Lebanon’s foremost public intellectuals. In Being Arab, a thought-provoking assessment of Arab identity, he calls on the people of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future into their own hands. Passionately written and brilliantly argued, this rallying cry for change has now been heard by millions.

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ISBN-13:
2901844670993
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
10/19/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96

Table of Contents

Introduction Robert Fisk vii

Foreword xi

1 The Arabs are the Most Wretched People in the World Today, Even if They Do Not Realize It 1

2 A Deep Sense of Malaise Permeates Every Corner of the Arab World 15

3 The Arab Malaise is a Period of History and it is Now More Acute than it Was Before 31

4 Modernity Was Not the Cause of the Arab Malaise 43

5 The Arab Malaise is Not the Result of Modernity but of Modernity's Collapse 53

6 The Arabs' Malaise is More a Function of Their Geography than Their History 67

7 The Worst Aspect of the Arabs' Malaise is Their Refusal to Emerge from it, But, If Happiness is Not in Sight, Some form of Equilibrium at Least is Possible 79

Notes 93

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