Monthly Archives: August 2011

On Unrevolutionary Views of Revolution

Saladdin Ahmed In an attempt to pacify Western governments’ “scepticism”, there is a common tendency among liberal Middle Easterners and North Africans to argue that Islamism is not the real motivation behind the revolutions in those regions.[1] What I dispute … Continue reading

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Hope, Despair, Revolution

Hope, Despair, Revolution Saladdin Ahmed “Only for the sake of the hopeless ones have we been given hope” Walter Benjamin In the time of revolutions, among many other views, two opposing but equally problematic views surface: the optimist position that … Continue reading

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