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By Vijay Prashad
The Arab Spring captivated the planet. Mass motion overthrew Tunisia’s Ben Ali and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. The progressive wave unfold to the some distance corners of the Arab international, from Morocco to Bahrain. It appeared as though the entire authoritarian states might ultimately be freed, even these of the Arabian Peninsula. People’s strength had produced this wave, and persevered to experience it out.
In Libya, notwithstanding, the hot global order had various rules. Social forces against Muammar Qaddafi had began to insurgent, yet they have been vulnerable. In got here the French and the us, with gives you of glory. A deal with the Saudis, who then despatched of their personal forces to chop down the Bahraini revolution, and NATO begun its attack, ushering in a Libyan wintry weather that forged its shadow over the Arab Spring.
This short, well timed research situates the attack on Libya within the context of the winds of insurrection that swept in the course of the center East within the Spring of 2011. Vijay Prashad explores the hot heritage of the Qaddafi regime, the social forces who hostile him, and the position of the United international locations, NATO, and the remainder of the world's superpowers within the bloody civil battle that ensued.
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian background, and professor and director of foreign stories at Trinity collage in Hartford, Connecticut. he's the writer or editor of over a dozen books, together with Karma of Brown Folk and, such a lot lately, The Darker international locations: A People’s heritage of the 3rd World.
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The numerous Arabic astronomical works, particularly those produced in Spain, had an immense influence on Europe. Suffice it to say that today, for example, the very appellations of the constellations still bear the names given them by Muslim astronomers: Acrab (from ‘aqrab, ‘scorpion’); Altair (from al-ta’ir, ‘the flyer’), Deneb (from dhanab, ‘tail’), and words such as zenith and nadir, all still in use today, recall the works of the Muslim scholars of al-Andalus (Spain). 16 TECHNOLOGY, TRADITION AND SURVIVAL The most important of the Arabs’ many contributions to medicine in the Middle Ages was the foundation and running of numerous hospitals.
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Arab Spring, Libyan Winter by Vijay Prashad