Nation and Revolution (vol. 2)
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In Nation and Revolution, Anouar Abdel-Malek examines the dynamics of power and social change and shows how the super-imposition of new geo-politics on the existing order of national states has brought about the primacy of the political in contemporary history. Taking issue with those who maintain that the Western proletariat constitutes the main impetus for social change today, Abdel-Malek argues that the united front historically necessary to break the hold of hegemonism will be based on a new "East Wind" combining mighty waves of national liberation and social revolution.
Anouar Abdel-Malek is a universalist in an age of narrow specialisms, a leading thinker and scholar of the Orient whose central concern is with the formulation of a genuinely universal body of social and political theory based on the dialectical interaction of the Orient and the West. Although his work has been published throughout the world and in many languages, it is only with the publication of this translation of Social Dialectics that his most important writings have become accessible to an English-speaking readership.