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The Arab Winter by Noah Feldman

The Arab Winter: A Tragedy

Noah Feldman

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 24 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9780691194929

Why the conventional wisdom about the Arab Spring is wrong The Arab Spring promised to end dictatorship and bring self-government to people across the Middle East. Yet everywhere except Tunisia it led to either renewed dictatorship, civil war, extremist terror, or all three.

4 stars out of 5
Justin Marozzi
31 May 2020

"The Arab Spring achieved more than we think, this thought‑provoking book insists"

After all the author’s valiant efforts to bring meaning and value to the Arab Spring, there is something almost poignant in the modest hopes with which he concludes his study. After the winter, he writes, there is always another spring. Irrespective of the collective meaning-making, that will be scant consolation to the millions of Arabs who remain under the jackboot.