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February 17, 2009 Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 498

Rethinking "Resistance": Arab Liberal Perspectives

February 17, 2009 | By D. Lav
Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 498

The ideology of "resistance" – muqawama – has been a central feature
of Arab political thought in the modern age. Recently, though, the
concept of resistance – and in particular the way it has been deployed
in the last few years – has come under attack from Arab liberals. This
essay will present the broad outlines of this critique and the circumstances
of its emergence.

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