Gilbert Achcar and Anne Alexander International Socialism Journal talk: Egypt, Tunisia and Revolution in the 21st Century
By Chris Bingham Garcia at Feb 22, 2011
REVOLUTION IN THE 21st CENTURY IS A REALITY...
In less than two months, two dictators have been overthrown. In both revolutions, the entrance of the working class onto the stage of history proved decisive. The myths the Arab world is incapable of democracy and that regime change can be achieved only through foreign intervention lie in tatters.
In this seminar, Prof Gilbert Achcar and Dr Anne Alexander will discuss the processes th...at led to recent events in the Middle East, the prospects for the future, and the implications for capitalism, imperialism and socialism in the 21st century.
GILBERT ACHCAR is Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies and is author of The Arabs and the Holocaust and The Clash of Barbarisms.
ANNE ALEXANDER is a post doctoral Research fellow at the University of Cambridge and is author of Nasser: His Life and Times and a contributor to Egypt: the Moment of Change.