[PDF/EPUB] The Syrian Rebellion ✓ Fouad Ajami



10 thoughts on “The Syrian Rebellion

  1. says:

    I think the book came out too soon It see

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    First off the author has a strong bias in who he thinks is in the wrong here so take some of what he says with a grain of salt But having said that this is a fairly readable summary of the history and background of the current rebellion This situation is much complex than the other Arab Spring countries an obvious and probably accurate analogy is Yugoslovia when it broke up in the early 90s There are centuries old conflicts in Sy

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    Ajami is a neocon dirt bag but also a thoughtful and elouent writer This is a short book but every page is filled with beautiful prose and engrossing snapshots of Syria; brief enough to be finished in a few short sittings Worthwhile read

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    The author definitely has a bias HOWEVER provides an informative timeline and facets of the Syrian conflict that have resulted in the ongoing

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    France carved Lebanon out of Syria They created a country for the Maronite Christians of Mount Lebanon The French included Tripoli as part of Lebanon but it had few Maronite Christians and perhaps should have remained as part of Syria The French also excised Alexandretta and Antioch from Syria and gave them to Turkey Jordan was also carved out of Syria but by the British rather than the French Syria is important to Russi

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    Not uite what I was hoping for in that it's mostly focused on the current well as of a year ago conflict rather than the background Very much a first draft of history Still the early chapters help give an overview of who against who and the basic beats of 20th century Syrian history and geopoliticsKind of weirdly to my

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    not exactly fresh on content but beautifully written and includes the writers interesting perspective on a number of things related to Syria'

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    More enlightenment information and beautiful writing on each pase of this slender book than in most books on the middle e

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    Ajami tells the complicated tale of how Hafez al Assad father of the current President Bashar al Assad came to power through eliminating rivals and buying the allegiance of the military and the silence of other potentially influential groups Ruling for almost thirty years Hafez had one one goal in the year 2000 and that was for his son to

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    This is an excellent and concise overview of the nightmare situation in Syria Ajami diligently tracks the path to crisis and civil war focussing on the sectarian leaders who have defied the nationalist agenda of Bashar Assad and detailing the cruelty and total disregard for human life that has been employed by army loyalists and free Syria fighters alike in the crack down Halfway through the book it becomes ver

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Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria Focusing on the similarities and dif. I think the book came out too soon It seemed like a large op ed than an actual scholarly work There are no footnotes included Those who are interested in modern political history of Syria and the role of minorities should opt for a different book The book covers the first year of the uprising and the factors that triggered it before things became bloody after the spring of 2012 There were several minor inaccurate facts throughout the book For example Ajami states that Sulaiman Al Assad who sent a letter to the French reuesting independence of the Syrian coast was Hafez Assad s father as opposed to his grandfather Also Amal Hanano who is mentioned in the last chapter of the book is a pseudonym and not the granddaughter of Ibrahim Hanano the leader of the Syrian 1925 revolt in North Syria Also Ajami states that Saleh al Ali an Alawitte sheikh from the Syrian coast fought the French for further autonomy and not for Syrian unity without providing any evidence or sources Saleh al Ali was a known nationalist Nevertheless the book is an easy read for those without any background on Syria and are interested in attaining a basic understanding on the triggering factors and the events on in the first year of the uprising

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The Syrian Rebellion

Ferences in skills between former dictator Hafez al Assad and his successor son Bashar Ajami explains how an irresistible f. Not uite what I was hoping for in that it s mostly focused on the current well as of a year ago conflict rather than the background Very much a first draft of history Still the early chapters help give an overview of who against who and the basic beats of 20th century Syrian history and geopoliticsKind of weirdly to my mind Ajami often dips into a sort of melodramatic speaking to posterity tone complete with poetically mixed up tenses history moved with velocity nowadays This dynastic inheritance in Syria was not destined to survive the second generation like he s narrating a goddamned play This wore out its welcome pretty fast Anyway further reading definitely reuired Who said Ibn Khaldun and didn t get any

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Orce clashed with an immovable object the regime versus people who conuered fear to challenge a despot of unspeakable cruel. not exactly fresh on content but beautifully written and includes the writers interesting perspective on a number of things related to Syria s history and how it ties to the 2011 uprising Its only in the tenth chapter where the author engages some of the oppositional figures and not just narrate his views though readings of the media and history political books on Syria