- Books: Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild, Endless War: Hidden Functions of the "war on terror" by David Keen, Capital Vol. 1, Tin Drum by Günter Grass, What is Islam? by Shahab Ahmed, Desiring Arabs by Joseph Massad, Spies, Soldiers and Statesmen by Hazem Kandil, La Condition Humaine by André Malraux, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Imagined Community by Benedict Anderson, Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said, The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon, The Richness of Life by Stephen Jay Gould, Children of the Alley by Naguib Mahfouz, The Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1984 by George Orwell, Noli me Tangere by José Rizal, Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm, ذهنية التحريم لصادق جلال العظم, Karl Marx by Francis Wheen, وليمة لأعشاب البحر لحيدر حيدر, Candide by Voltaire, النزعات المادية في الفلسفة العربية الإسلامية لحسين مروة, Listen Little Man by Wilhelm Reich ..
- Films: Alexanderplatz by Rainer Fassbinder, Clockwork Orange, Apocalypse Now, The Battle of Algiers, films by P. P. Passolini, Persepolis, Midnight Express, 1984, Papillion, Gangs of New York, Sophie Scholl, Life of Brian, Ivan the Terrble, Battleship Potemkine ...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
"After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts" "If like me you are sceptical of what the media is telling us about the Arab Spring, or at least feel you are not being given the whole picture, you'll benefit from reading this powerfully argued and passionately written book. John R. Bradley turns conventional wisdom on its head, arguing that the revolts were not initially about a thirst for democracy but brought about because of economic misery and questions like personal dignity. He covers Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and other countries to show how the Islamists then went on to hijack the revolutions everywhere because the progressives were disorganized and have not broad constitutency among the amsses. This counterrevolution was carried out with crucial backing from Saudi Arabia -- and, yes, the West too." (J, Maynard, USA)
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Nadeem Mahjoub, 2008 Documentary film-makers G. Troeller and M. C. Defarge once asked a cabinet minister in South Yemen, why s...
The Global Political Economy of Israel (a book)
الجزيرة "تكشف المستور" في العراق
In early May the website Vox made a small splash on the Internet with “ 40 Maps That Explain the Middle East .”