Sectarian strife is the worst it's been in many years—and Syria isn't helping
Sectarian strife is the worst it's been in many years—and Syria isn't helping.
The bombing of weapons in Syria has as much to do with Iran
How the bombing of weapons in Syria sends a message to Iran, too.
It is now a little more than half a century ago that George Antonius (an Alexandria-born Greek Orthodox writer of Palestinian background) published his manifesto, The Arab Awakening. All the grand themes of Arab nationalism were foreshadowed in Antonius's work: the "secularism" of the Arab nationalist movement, the primacy of the PanArab movement over "smaller" loyalties, the fragmentation of that movement at the hands of the colonial powers, and the presumed centrality of the Palestinian question to the entire Arab world. Antonius wrote with an Anglo-American audience in mind.