By Shibley Telhami
In The international via Arab Eyes, eminent political scientist Shibley Telhami attracts upon a decade’s worthy of unique polling facts, probing the depths of the Arab psyche to investigate the riding forces and feelings of the Arab uprisings and the subsequent section of Arab politics. With nice perception into the folks and nations he has surveyed, Telhami presents a longitudinal account of Arab identification, revealing how Arabs’ present-day priorities and grievances were gestating for many years. The call for for dignity optimal within the chants of hundreds of thousands went a ways past a simple fight for nutrition and person rights. The Arabs’ cries weren't easily a reaction to deprave leaders, yet have been in reality inseparable from the collective recognize they crave from the skin international. a long time of perceived humiliations by the hands of the West have left many Arabs with a wounded experience of nationwide satisfaction, but in addition a wish for political platforms with components of Western democracies—an obvious contradiction that's just one of many complicating our realizing of the enormous shifts in Arab politics and society.
In incredible aspect and with nice humanity, Telhami identifies the foremost prisms by which Arabs view concerns vital to their daily lives, from democracy to faith to overseas relatives with Iran, Israel, the USA, and different international powers. The global via Arab Eyes unearths the hearts and minds of a humans frequently misunderstood yet ever extra significant to our globalized world.
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