From the Editors
For a number of leftist intellectuals, the 2011 Arab Spring belongs to a rare category of historical events: a series of political disturbances, each one igniting the other, across an entire region of the world. There have been only three comparable examples in history: the South American wars of liberation from Spanish colonialism between 1818 and 1825; the European revolutions in the period 1848-1849; and the fall of the regimes in the Soviet bloc in the period ...Keep Reading »
Wahib Maalouf is a Lebanese freelance writer and researcher based in Beirut. His articles have appeared in al-Akhbar (2006-present) and al-Safir (1998-2000) newspapers. Wahib was a Research Fellow at the Center for Behavioral Research (CBR) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) from October 2004 to September 2006. He is the author of Na'eb al-Sha'b al-Kadeh: Sirat Abdallah al-Hajj (1899-1975) [Common People's Deputy: The Biography of Abdallah al-Hajj (1899-1975)], published by Dar Annahar in 2007.
"The most ironic aspect of the Hebrew University’s call for an oral history conference is that the campus stands on expropriated land... Given oral history’s tradition of advocacy for the displaced, these facts should give scholars contemplating participation in the oral history conference pause for thought."click | email | tweet