Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Neo-Shu’ubiyya: is it Hellenism’s turn?

Throughout the West, we are fed the opinion that the recent wave of demonstrations and revolutions across the Middle East constitute an “Arab Spring”, but just how “Arab” is it? What if, this false perception was the byproduct of a school of thought, which was witnessing its own demise as a result of this wave of social unrest? What if, the paradigm shift unfolding before the international stage was both a winter and a spring?