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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Related audio:
Interview with Joel Beinin (17 minutes)