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The Syrian rebellion [electronic resource] / Fouad Ajami.

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Author/Creator:
Ajami, Fouad.
Publication:
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 2012.
Series:
Hoover Institution Press publication ; 624.
Hoover Institution Press publication ; no. 624
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (261 p.)
Subjects:
Political violence -- Syria -- History -- 21st century.
Protest movements -- Syria -- History -- 21st century.
Syria -- History -- Protests, 2011-.
Syria -- Politics and government -- 2000-.
Assad, Bashar, 1965-.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria. Focusing on the similarities and 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.
Contents:
Prologue : 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.
Notes:
"Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order.
ISBN:
0-8179-1506-0
OCLC:
808344426
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