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Fouad Ajami Õ 1 REVIEW REVIEW Å CHEM-MOSKOW.RU Õ Fouad Ajami READ The Syrian Rebellion Ferences in skills between former dictator Hafez al Assad and his successor son Bashar Ajami explains how an irresistible f. Not uite what I was hoping for in that it s mostly focused on the current well as of a year ago conflict rather than the background Very much a first draft of history Still the early chapters help give an overview of who against who and the basic beats of 20th century Syrian history and geopoliticsKind of weirdly to my mind Ajami often dips into a sort of melodramatic speaking to posterity tone complete with poetically mixed up tenses history moved with velocity nowadays This dynastic inheritance in Syria was not destined to survive the second generation like he s narrating a goddamned play This wore out its welcome pretty fast Anyway further reading definitely reuired Who said Ibn Khaldun and didn t get any

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Fouad Ajami Õ 1 REVIEW REVIEW Å CHEM-MOSKOW.RU Õ Fouad Ajami READ The Syrian Rebellion Orce clashed with an immovable object the regime versus people who conuered fear to challenge a despot of unspeakable cruel. More enlightenment information and beautiful writing on each pase of this slender book than in most books on the middle east Ajami who is a Shia from Lebanon leaves the reader understanding the place of the religious and ethnic minorities in SyriaLebanon the history of their relations from Ottoman times through French rule and to the Assad dynasty the relationship of Syria and Lebanon since 1982 the status of the regime vis a vis its minorities not just the Alawites and Christians but Sunni and Shia the place of the threat and promise of the west and the US the nature of the Ba ath all in an almost day by day account of the uprsing from April 2011 to about February 2012 and a brief update going forward until this 2012 April I am my ex wives tell me a pretty well informed guy on the middle east and pretty well read but I learned something new on every page and from the whole a way of looking not only at Syria but at the whole Levant unlike anything else on offerHis emphasis is on the sectarian dimension of the war the bloody history between the Alawis and the Muslim Brotherhood of 1979 82 the role of the Sunni centralists in creating the Syrian state and their confidence that the minorities the Christians the Alawis the Druse and the Shia would fall into line and yet the civilized state that the Sunnis had created pre Assad He looks over the border at the renascent Shia Arabs of US liberated Ira and their distrust of the fundamentalist Sunnis whom they assume dominate the rebellion the suicidal intervention of Lebanon s Maronite leadership on the side of Assad and the central place of Damascus at the faultline between Shia and Sunni Arab since 680 AD and today where Al Jazeera urges on the rebels while Shia Arabs remember how the TV station was no friend to the Shia of Ira while they were being slaughtered by jihadists 2004 2006I have admired Ajami since the pre Gulf War days and since I wait upon his columns I have noticed that he has been relatively silent in print on the Syria uprising and the post 2011 development in Egypt if you re reading this you probably know than I did about his views on Syria since he s a freuent talking head but I never see talking head shows This book is obviously the explanation for the silence and its wisdom and beauty is well worth the wait It s written contemporaneously with events takes the form at times of a journal but that makes Ajami s perspective all the valuable It makes me wish he lived at my houseHe offers no solutions and however pessimistic you may be now writing on July 7 2012 reading it will not lessen your pessimism But Ajami writes with deep feeling and not a bit of cheap cynicism or saving distance from what is going on Stop read mourn for Syria and then go on with your life Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics fear to challenge a despot of unspeakable cruel. 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Fouad Ajami Õ 1 REVIEW

Fouad Ajami Õ 1 REVIEW REVIEW Å CHEM-MOSKOW.RU Õ Fouad Ajami READ The Syrian Rebellion Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria Focusing on the similarities and dif. I think the book came out too soon It seemed like a large op ed than an actual scholarly work There are no footnotes included Those who are interested in modern political history of Syria and the role of minorities should opt for a different book The book covers the first year of the uprising and the factors that triggered it before things became bloody after the spring of 2012 There were several minor inaccurate facts throughout the book For example Ajami states that Sulaiman Al Assad who sent a letter to the French reuesting independence of the Syrian coast was Hafez Assad s father as opposed to his grandfather Also Amal Hanano who is mentioned in the last chapter of the book is a pseudonym and not the granddaughter of Ibrahim Hanano the leader of the Syrian 1925 revolt in North Syria Also Ajami states that Saleh al Ali an Alawitte sheikh from the Syrian coast fought the French for further autonomy and not for Syrian unity without providing any evidence or sources Saleh al Ali was a known nationalist Nevertheless the book is an easy read for those without any background on Syria and are interested in attaining a basic understanding on the triggering factors and the events on in the first year of the uprising

  • Hardcover
  • 260
  • The Syrian Rebellion
  • Fouad Ajami
  • English
  • 10 September 2017
  • 9780817915049