By Prof. Sadik al-Azm,Ajami Fouad,Faisal Darraj

A devastating critique of the Arab world's political stagnation via considered one of its so much respected thinkers. The 1967 warfare - which ended in the defeat of Syria, Jordan and Egypt by way of Israel - felt like an extraordinary and unbelievable catastrophe for the Arab international on the time. for lots of, the simplest resolution used to be to shift the blame and to disregard many of the evident defects of Arab society. Syrian thinker Sadik al-Azm was once one of many few to problem the sort of view in his seminal Self-Criticism after the Defeat. Exposing the political and cultural faults that ended in the defeat, he argued that the Arabs may well merely development by way of embracing secularism, gender equality, democracy, and technological know-how. to be had in English for the 1st time, Self-Criticism after the Defeat is a milestone in sleek Arab highbrow heritage. It marked a turning aspect in Arab discourse approximately society and politi on booklet in 1968, and spawned different highbrow ventures into Arab self-criticism.

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