• Books: Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild, Endless War: Hidden Functions of the "war on terror" by David Keen, Capital Vol. 1, Tin Drum by Günter Grass, What is Islam? by Shahab Ahmed, Desiring Arabs by Joseph Massad, Spies, Soldiers and Statesmen by Hazem Kandil, La Condition Humaine by André Malraux, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Imagined Community by Benedict Anderson, Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said, The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon, The Richness of Life by Stephen Jay Gould, Children of the Alley by Naguib Mahfouz, The Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1984 by George Orwell, Noli me Tangere by José Rizal, Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm, ذهنية التحريم لصادق جلال العظم, Karl Marx by Francis Wheen, وليمة لأعشاب البحر لحيدر حيدر, Candide by Voltaire, النزعات المادية في الفلسفة العربية الإسلامية لحسين مروة, Listen Little Man by Wilhelm Reich ..
  • Films: Alexanderplatz by Rainer Fassbinder, Clockwork Orange, Apocalypse Now, The Battle of Algiers, films by P. P. Passolini, Persepolis, Midnight Express, 1984, Papillion, Gangs of New York, Sophie Scholl, Life of Brian, Ivan the Terrble, Battleship Potemkine ...

Monday, January 21, 2008

23 & 27 January 2008

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In his monumental work A History of the Arab Peoples Albert Hurani concludes that “What could be observed was a current pattern in Middle Eastern history. The classes which dominated the structure of wealth and social power in the cities wanted peace, order and freedom of economic activity, and would support a regime so long as it seemed to be giving them what they wanted; but they would not lift a finger to save it, and would accept its successor if it seemed likely to follow a similar policy.” (Hurani, 1991, p. 454)

Class and Sect in the Middle East: an interview with Anne Alexander, a fellow researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, author of Nasser (Life & Times), and a regular contributor to International Socialism journal.

Singer and composer Marcel Khalife in Britain. A concert in London, Friday 25 January 2008

Analysis of part of Shimon Peres's Speech given at the beginning of G.W. Bush's recent visit to Israel. The president of Israel said: "Your [Bush's] visit is on the eve of the of the sixth decade of our historic rebirth. We were attacked seven times.We never lost a war. We never lost desire for peace. We never postponed a moment for democracy."

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Interview with Joel Beinin (17 minutes)

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