Michael Young

  • TAs Arab revolts began last year, it was inevitable that people would compare them to the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.And that comparison suggests that the emancipation of Arab societies will likely stumble on the matter of memory, as did the former communist societies.A useful keyhole ...

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  • T'The Alexandria telephone book reads like a Levantine requiem, wrote the British journalist David Holden in 1963. The word Levant comes from the French for rising, pointing European eyes toward the lands of the eastern Mediterranean, where the sun rises. To be a Levantine is to live in settings ...

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