Since the death of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1970 there has been no ideology to capture the imagination of the Arab world except Islamic fundamentalism. Any sense of completely secular Arab states ended with him and what we see today happening in the Middle East is a direct result of Western opposition to Nasser's strategies and ideals.
Nasser is a fascinating figure fraught with dilemmas. With the CIA continually trying to undermine him, Nasser threw his lot in with the Soviet Union, even though he was fervently anti-Communist. Nasser wanted to build up a military on par with Israel's, but didn't want either the '56 or '67 wars. This was a man who was a dictator, but also a popular leader with an ideology which appealed to most of the Arab people and bound them together. While he was alive, there was a brief chance of actual Arab unity producing common, honest, and incorruptible governments throughout the region.
More than ever, the Arab world is anti-Western and teetering on disaster, and this examination of Nasser's life is tantamount to understanding whether the interests of the West and the Arab world are reconcilable.
Nasser is a definitive and engaging portrait of a man who stood at the center of this continuing clash in the Middle East.
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Praise for Arafat:
"Mr. Aburish excells at this sort of insight. The author captures the elusive and contradictory nature of his subject." -- Wall Street Journal
"A provocative book about one of the most complicated and enigmatic political figures in the world today." -- Library Journal
Praise for Children of Bethany:
"A rich and intensely affecting work...It will enlighten not only those interested in the Middle East but anyone touched by the plight of dislocated populations." -- New York Times Book Review
"Said K. Aburish, a Palestinian Arab, has written a remarkable history of his people in this century." -- International Herald Tribune
Said K. Aburish was born in the biblical village of Bethany near Jerusalem in 1935. He attended university in the United States and subsequently became a correspondent for Radio Free Europe and The Daily Mail, and a consultant to two Arab governments. Now a freelance journalist and author, his books include Children of Bethany, Cry Palestine, and biographies of Arafat and Saddam Hussein.
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Descrizione libro Thomas Dunne Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11031228683X
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