Understanding the counter-revolution

Bouharoun, Jad
http://isj.org.uk/understanding-the-counter-revolution/

Publisher:  International Socialism
Date Written:  03/01/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20244

A review of Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2016).

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Excerpt:

Gilbert Achcar is a Lebanese socialist living in Europe and a prominent commentator on Middle Eastern politics. His recent book Morbid Symptoms is meant to constitute a follow-up to his earlier analysis of the Arab revolutions, The People Want. In Morbid Symptoms Achcar aims to provide an analysis of the counter-revolutionary wave that is sweeping the region five years on from the eruption of the Arab uprisings, with a focus on Syria and Egypt.