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The Arab Predicament : Arab Political Thought and Practice since 1967 - Fouad Ajami

The Arab Predicament

Arab Political Thought and Practice since 1967

Hardcover Published: 4th April 2013
ISBN: 9780521432436
Number Of Pages: 300

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How have Arab political ideas and institutions evolved since the 1967 War? How have the Arabs contended with the external influences to which their wealth has exposed them? What are the implications of the rise of Islamic fundamentalism? Fouad Ajami seeks to answer these and related questions in his illuminating study of the constraints and possibilities facing the Arab world today. The book is divided into three parts. The first documents the political and intellectual response to the defeat of 1967. The second part surveys the choices facing the Arab world as exemplified by the case of Egypt, held up as a mirror of the problems at issue in the whole region. The third part seeks to explain the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism and locates its roots in the failures of the dominant political order, and the stalemate of secular political ideas. This revised edition of Ajami's acclaimed 1981 study 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.

"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." Armed Forces Journal International

OneÆs World As It Really Is
The radical sensibility
The BaÆth party: a retrospective
The Islamic response: radical fundamentalism
Conservative fundamentalism
Egypt As A State
The legacy reassessed
The Egyptian search
The ways of the Pharoah, the ways of others
The push of the desert, the Paull of the Mediterranean
Egypt as a mirror, as a state
Fractured Tradition: The Claims of Authenticity, The Realities of Dependence
The ærevolutionÆ contained
The dominant orderÆs brief triumph
The question of authenticity and collaboration
The rulerÆs, Islam of the ruled
The ways of the ancestors, the ways of the world
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ISBN: 9780521432436
ISBN-10: 052143243X
Series: Canto original series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 4th April 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.99  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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