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The Resource The Syrian rebellion, Fouad Ajami

The Syrian rebellion, Fouad Ajami

Label
The Syrian rebellion
Title
The Syrian rebellion
Statement of responsibility
Fouad Ajami
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Syrian Rebellion, Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria. Focusing on the similarities and the differences in skills between former dictator Hafez al-Assad and his successor son, Bashar, Ajami explains how an irresistible force clashed with an immovable object: the regime versus people who conquered fear to challenge a despot of unspeakable cruelty. Although the people at first hoped that Bashar would open up the prison that Syria had become under his father, it was not to be--and rebellion soon followed. Ajami shows how, for four long decades, the Assad dynasty, the intelligence barons, and the brigade commanders had grown accustomed to a culture of quiescence and silence. But Syrians did not want to be ruled by Bashar's children the way they had been ruled by Bashar and their parents had been by Bashar's father. When the political hurricane known as the Arab Spring hit the region, Bashar al-Assad proclaimed his country's immunity to the troubles. He was wrong. This book tells how a proud people finally came to demand something more than a drab regime of dictatorship and plunder
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CSt/DLC
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Ajami, Fouad
Dewey number
956.9104/2
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS98.6
LC item number
.A336 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order
Series statement
Hoover Institution Press publication
Series volume
no. 624
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  • Syria
  • Political violence
  • Protest movements
  • Assad, Bashar
  • Syria
Label
The Syrian rebellion, Fouad Ajami
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-226) and index
Contents
The inheritor -- Come the mountain people -- The time of the Founder -- False dawn -- The boys of Deraa -- The phantoms of Hama -- The truth of the sects -- Sarajevo on the Orontes -- The stalemate -- Dreaming of home : a note on the exiles -- Fragments of a past mourned and dreaded
Control code
ocn780480618
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 240 p.
Isbn
9780817915049
Lccn
2012024043
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1453092
  • (OCoLC)780480618
Label
The Syrian rebellion, Fouad Ajami
Publication
Note
"Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-226) and index
Contents
The inheritor -- Come the mountain people -- The time of the Founder -- False dawn -- The boys of Deraa -- The phantoms of Hama -- The truth of the sects -- Sarajevo on the Orontes -- The stalemate -- Dreaming of home : a note on the exiles -- Fragments of a past mourned and dreaded
Control code
ocn780480618
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 240 p.
Isbn
9780817915049
Lccn
2012024043
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1453092
  • (OCoLC)780480618

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