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By Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab

During the second one 1/2 the 20th century, the Arab highbrow and political scene polarized among a look for totalizing doctrines-nationalist, Marxist, and religious-and radical critique. Arab thinkers have been reacting to the disenchanting event of postindependence Arab states, in addition to to authoritarianism, intolerance, and failed improvement. They have been additionally responding to successive defeats by means of Israel, humiliation, and injustice. the 1st publication to take inventory of those serious responses, this quantity illuminates the connection among cultural and political critique within the paintings of significant Arab thinkers, and it connects Arab debates on cultural malaise, id, and authenticity to the postcolonial problems with Latin the US and Africa, revealing the shared struggles of other areas and diverse Arab concerns.

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