by Samir Kassir
Translated by Will Hobson
Introduction by Robert Fisk
PaperbackPaperback with free ebook
110 pages / March 2013 / 9781844672806
112 pages / March 2013 / 9781781680483
HardbackHardback with free ebook
96 pages / October 2006 / 9781844670994
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A passionate meditation on contemporary Arab identity.
Before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir was one of Lebanon’s foremost public intellectuals. In Being Arab, a thought-provoking assessment of Arab identity, he calls on the people of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future into their own hands. Passionately written and brilliantly argued, this rallying cry for change has now been heard by millions.
“This is an unusual book of such fluent and searing honesty that I almost wanted Samir Kassir to be kinder to himself. I salute his memory. ”
“One of Lebanon's most prominent journalists and one of the most vociferous and bravest critics of the Syrian regime. ”
“Shortly before his death, Kassir published a remarkable essay exploring what he termed the ‘Arab malaise’ of the twenty-first century. It reflected the disenchantment of Arab citizens with their corrupt and authoritarian governments.”
“Part historical essay and part political pamphlet ... This is a genuine cry against the forces of Islamic extremism.”