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The Arab predicament : Arab political thought and practice since 1967

Author: Fouad Ajami
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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Ajami's acclaimed study, updated in 1992 in light of recent turbulent events, remains an indispensable guide to the politics of the Arab world.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fouad Ajami
ISBN: 0521438330 9780521438339
OCLC Number: 42019473
Description: xx, 279 pages ; 22 cm
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.
Responsibility: Fouad Ajami.

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"Arguably the most calm, and most often correct, commentator on events occurring in the Persian Gulf during last year's war. Ajami provides clear and articulate insights in this thoughtful work." Read more...

 
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