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- Publisher: Verso Books
- Format: Paperback | 112 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 20mm | 136g
- Publication date: 3 December 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1844672808
- ISBN 13: 9781844672806
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 243,928
In the years before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir became one of Lebanon's foremost public intellectuals, a fearless critic of tyranny and an inspiring advocate of democracy. In Being Arab, his last book, he calls on the peoples of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future of the region into their own hands. With the Arab Spring, millions have now answered that call.
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Samir Kassir (1960-2005) was a columnist for the daily newspaper "An-Nahar," wrote regularly for "Le Monde Diplomatique," and published a number of important works in French as well as Arabic. He was killed by a car bomb in Beirut on June 2, 2005.
"This is an unusual book of such fluent and searing honesty that I almost wanted Samir Kassir to be kinder to himself. I salute his memory. " - John Pilger "One of Lebanon's most prominent journalists and one of the most vociferous and bravest critics of the Syrian regime. " - Robert Fisk