the fire these times

61/ A Class Analysis of the Arab Spring (with Anand Gopal)

This is a conversation with Anand Gopal about his essay for Catalyst Journal entitled ‘The Arab Thermidor‘ in which he presents a class analysis of the Arab Spring. We spoke about a number of Arab-majority countries but with a focus on Syria.

Anand is also the author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes which was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction.

The episode came out on February 11th (Patreon supporters) and February 14th (General Public)


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Music by Tarabeat.

Photo from The Syrian People Know Their Way.

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