The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice since 1967 / Edition 2

The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice since 1967 / Edition 2

by Fouad Ajami
ISBN-10:
052143243X
ISBN-13:
9780521432436
Pub. Date:
05/29/1992
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice since 1967 / Edition 2

A revised edition of the author's acclaimed 1981 study of major political ideas and trends in the Arab world has been updated in the light of recent turbulent events: the death of Sadat, the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521432436
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/29/1992
Series: Canto Book Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 299
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. One's World As It Really Is: 1. The radical sensibility; 2. The Ba'th party: a retrospective; 3. The Islamic response: radical fundamentalism; 4. Conservative fundamentalism; Part II. Egypt As a State: 5. The legacy reassessed; 6. The Egyptian search; 7. The ways of the Pharoah, the ways of others; 8. The push of the desert, the pull of the Mediterranean; 9. Egypt as a mirror, as a state; Part III. Fractured Tradition: The Claims of Authenticity, the Realities of Dependence: 10. The 'revolution' contained; 11. The dominant order's brief triumph; 12. The question of authenticity and collaboration; 13. The ruler's, Islam of the ruled; 14. The ways of the ancestors, the ways of the world.

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