P&P Live! Elizabeth Thompson | HOW THE WEST STOLE DEMOCRACY FROM THE ARABS
Date(s) - 09/27/2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Politics & Prose
Monday, September 27, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm CDT.
About this event
How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs: The Arab Congress of 1920, the Destruction of the Syrian State, and the Rise of Anti-Liberal Islamism is the story of a pivotal moment in modern world history when Arabs established a representative democracy–and how the West crushed it.
Elizabeth F. Thompson is a leading historian of the modern Middle East and Mohamed S. Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace at American University’s School of International Service. She is the author of two previous books, Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon, winner of two national book prizes, and Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East.
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