Monday, June 27th, 2011
On May 18th, Slavoj Žižek, Mamdouh Habashi, Samir Amin, David Harvey and Zygmunt Bauman participated in a roundtable entitled “Meaning of Maghreb?” during the Decolonization: New Emancipatory Struggles conference in Croatia. Largely focused on Egypt (the moderator explained the “unexpected” uprisings had caught them by surprise, necessitating its inclusion in the discussion), Samir Amin kicked off
Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Perry Anderson in The New Left Review: The odious cast of the regimes in place has persisted unaltered for decades, without triggering mass revolts against them. The timing of the...
Friday, April 15th, 2011
Is the new narrative of Arabs and north Africans simply “replacing the long held ‘Arab Exceptionalism’ narrative, which held sway for decades and argued that Arabs because of sociological and cultural reasons are ‘immune’ to democracy and democratization”?...
Thursday, April 29th, 2010
This is appropriate in Lebanon.
Friday, January 15th, 2010
The Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, has put out a short PDF of critical responses to the late Edward Said’s Orientalism thesis. This is the quick view of the PDF from a close collaborator who studies...