According to well known Marxist economist Samir Amin, the new Arab Spring uprisings include an essential component of an enormous "second awakening" of the worldwide South. From the self-immolation in December 2010 of a Tunisian road seller, to the resultant outcries in Cairo's Tahrir sq. opposed to poverty and corruption, to the continued upheavals around the heart East and northerly Africa, the Arab international is shaping what may possibly develop into of Western imperialism – an already tottering and overextended system.
The Reawakening of the Arab World examines the advanced interaction of countries in regards to the Arab Spring and its carrying on with, turbulent seasons. starting with Amin’s compelling interpretation of the 2011 renowned Arab explosions, the publication is constructed from 5 chapters – together with a brand new bankruptcy examining U.S. geo-strategy. Amin sees the USA, in an more and more multi-polar international, as a sufferer of overreach, stuck in its personal net of makes an attempt to include the problem of China, whereas confronting the endurance of countries reminiscent of Syria and Iran. The becoming, deeply-felt desire of the Arab humans for self sufficient, renowned democracy is the reason for their awakening, says Amin. It this awakening to democracy that the U.S. fears such a lot, given that genuine self-government through self reliant countries might unavoidably suggest the tip of U.S. empire, and the commercial liberalism that has stored it in position. the future of the Arab international, Amin argues, is to tackle, not only Western imperialism, but additionally capitalism itself.