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“Bound by a common identity grounded in language and history, the Arabs are all the more fascinating for their diversity. They are one people and many peoples at the same time.”
Eugene Rogan, The Arabs: A History
“The Arab people are haunted by a sense of powerlessness . . . powerlessness to suppress the feeling that you are no more than a lowly pawn on the global chessboard even as the game is being played in your backyard.”6 Unable to achieve their aims in the modern world, the Arabs see themselves as pawns in the game of nations, forced to play by other peoples’ rules. This”
Eugene Rogan, The Arabs: A History
“Many in the West see the greatest threat to their security and way of life coming from the Arab and Islamic worlds, in what is now known as jihadi terror. They don’t understand that many in the Arab and Islamic worlds see the greatest threat to their security and way of life coming from the West. What should be apparent to both sides is that there is a real connection between Arab stagnation and frustration, on the one hand, and the terror threat that so preoccupies Western democracies, on the other. Western”
Eugene Rogan, The Arabs: A History
“From 1517 onward, the Arabs would negotiate their place in the world through rules set in foreign capitals, a political reality that would prove one of the defining features of modern Arab history.”
Eugene Rogan, The Arabs: A History
“As far as Western public opinion was concerned, the displaced Arabs of Palestine were no different than Arabs in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, or Egypt and would be absorbed by their host countries in due course.”
Eugene Rogan, The Arabs: A History - Second Edition
“Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1965 film, The Battle of Algiers.”
Eugene Rogan, The Arabs: A History - Second Edition
“وفي ١٩ نوفمبر/تشرين الثاني استقل السادات —
بصحبة بطرس غالي—طائرة حكومية قطعت الرحلة التي تستغرق خمًساوأربعين دقيقة إلى تل أبيب. قال بطرس غالي متعجبًا: »لم أكن أعرف أن المسافة قصيرة إلى
هذا الحد! لقد كانت إسرائيل تبدو لي غريبة وكأنها بلد في الفضاء الخارجي”
Eugene Rogan, The Arabs: A History
“The era of early Islam is a source of pride to all Arabs as a bygone age when the Arabs were the dominant power in the world, but resonates in particular with Islamists, who argue that the Arabs were greatest when they adhered most closely to their Muslim faith. Kassir”
Eugene Rogan, The Arabs: A History