THE PROPHET AND THE REVOLUTIONARY: Arab Socialism in the Modern Middle East by Stephen Goode

THE PROPHET AND THE REVOLUTIONARY: Arab Socialism in the Modern Middle East

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Cautious long-term optimism is the keynote of this study which begins with the theoretical basis of Arab nationalism--Al-Afghani, Mohammed Abdul, Rashid Rida and others--and then recapitulates growth of Arab socialism in four nations--Algeria, Egypt, Syria and Iraq. Goode deals primarily with internal affairs (there's an extended comparison of the governments of Ben Bella and Boumedienne in Algeria, for example) and with the politics of economic development. Both the outline of events and the overview of Third World development ought to be useful for students ready to make the leap into scholarly studies of political and economic modernization.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1975
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Franklin Watts