Dimoqratiyyat Suriya wa istiqlal Lubnan
Al Bahth 'an Rabee' Dimashq.
1. Auflage (1990)
Taschenbuch, 221 Seiten
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Syriens Demokratie und Libanons Unabhängigkeit. Samir Kassir wurde 1960 geboren. Er hat einen libanesisch-palästinensischen Vater und eine syrische Mutter. Im Libanon ist er aufgewachsen bevor er nach Paris zog, wo er sein Studium absolvierte und seinen Abschluss 1984 an der Universität von Sorbonne in Philisophie machte. 1990 promovierte Kassir in moderner Geschichte an derselben Universität und ging an die Abteilung für Politische Studien an der Universität Sain Joseph in Beirut als Dozent. Er schrieb außerdem für zahlreiche Tages- und Wochenzeitungen wie z. B. für Libanons führende Tageszeitung An-Nahar, der pan-arabischen Zeitung Al-Hayat, der französischen Le Monde Diplomatique und der in Beirut ansässigen L'orient le Jour. When Abdul-Rahman Al-Kawakibi wrote Characteristics of Tyranny by the beginning of the twentieth century, with the Hamidian oppression in the back of his mind, freedom was within reach. He didn't probably conceive that these characteristics were to come back and dominate his country. With the beginning of the twenty-first century, his grandchildren were found to be reiterating the same questions on the issue of freedom. He certainly couldn't have visualized that a forum, which carries his name in his city, would see its members chased under the banner of national security, that nationalism which the one of Um Al-Qura was one of its founders. Between Al-Kawakibi and suppressing the Al-Kawakibi Forum, a lot has changed while Syrians have seen the bad and the good. But neither time nor the unfolding events can limit the consequences of the disaster of the scene of tyranny and impotence that Syria presents today. This scene rather forms - alongside the dominance of religious thought and the comeback of imperialism - one of the most painful aspects of Arab Neo Decline. Islamist thought is a general Arab phenomenon that no Arab official or Arab regime is ever asked about, even if questioning was in place, while imperialism - the result of an accumulation of failures of all of the ruling elites over the past century - is always under scrutiny. As for tyranny in Syria, that would be a different story. Even if the Syrian tyranny shed itself beyond Syria's borders - and even beyond the borders of its satellite Lebanon - this tyranny has fundamentally contributed to changing the Arab scene into a closed one. Getting rid of this tyranny is very simple since it is tied to a single regime.