Being Arab

Being Arab

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by Samir Kassir
     
 

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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 intoSee more details below

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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.

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.”
From the Publisher
“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781680483
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
File size:
1 MB

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Robert Fisk
One of Lebanon's most prominent journalists and one of the most vociferous and bravest critics of the Syrian regime.

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.

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