le 18 mars 2012
Marwan Bishara provides a deep insight into the arab spring. He shows the other face of the arab reality, the one much too rarely described by european media. As he retraces the history of the Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the partition of the Middle East, he explains how colonial forces frustrated the first democratic attempts in the region. Starting from the death of the street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, he gives a full account on how the arab spring sparkled, spreaded and unfolded in reaction against corrupted dictatorships incapable of bringing economic welfare and social justice to their countries in the post colonial era. When portraying the arab spring,its roots and causes, Marwan Bishara dismantles the widespread sophism: arab equals islamist. The narrative is fully and abundently documented as one can expect from the top journalist at Al Jazeera . Marwan Bishara's analysis is sharp and brillant - a cut above the rest - and yet sometimes too rethorical.