By Samir Amin
According to popular Marxist economist Samir Amin, the hot Arab Spring uprisings include a vital part of an incredible "second awakening" of the worldwide South. From the self-immolation in December 2010 of a Tunisian highway seller, to the resultant outcries in Cairo's Tahrir sq. opposed to poverty and corruption, to the continued upheavals around the center East and northerly Africa, the Arab global is shaping what may possibly turn into of Western imperialism – an already tottering and overextended system.
The Reawakening of the Arab World examines the advanced interaction of countries concerning the Arab Spring and its carrying on with, turbulent seasons. starting with Amin’s compelling interpretation of the 2011 well known Arab explosions, the e-book is constructed from 5 chapters – together with a brand new bankruptcy studying U.S. geo-strategy. Amin sees the U.S., in an more and more multi-polar global, as a sufferer of overreach, stuck in its personal net of makes an attempt to comprise the problem of China, whereas confronting the endurance of countries resembling Syria and Iran. The turning out to be, deeply-felt desire of the Arab humans for self reliant, renowned democracy is the reason for their awakening, says Amin. It this awakening to democracy that the USA fears so much, seeing that actual self-government by means of autonomous international locations could unavoidably suggest the tip of U.S. empire, and the industrial liberalism that has saved it in position. the future of the Arab international, Amin argues, is to tackle, not only Western imperialism, but additionally capitalism itself.
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The Reawakening of the Arab World: Challenge and Change in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring by Samir Amin