How Different People And Nations Within The Middle East Cope With Western Modernity

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How different people and nations within the Middle East cope with Western modernity


A big question is posed from the late nineteenth century: Arab society, itself, is she prepared to marry modern nationalism? Would be willing to put aside his tribal and sectarian structure and to give a new organization that considers membership in a nation like first of all affiliations? If, during the first half of last century, it is likely that the answer would be negative - the Arabs have opened the door of modernity, but they were not yet ready to push and above to enter - however every reason to believe that since the fifties, a popular modern nationalism moved into the ranks (Morrill). But the occupation of Palestine and the creation of the State of Israel, the relentlessness of the Western powers to prevent the birth of a modern Arab world and developed, was only gradually intensify as the economic stakes, especially oil, was growing.


If we add the first determination, a second, one Arab regimes and their political power repressive, corrupt and incompetent, the Arab peoples had no chance to push the door of modernity. The first major opportunity that may have initiated the entry of the Middle East in modernity was rendered impossible by France and England, two nations that the modernists had Arabs as examples to their fellow citizens (Buzan). Is it not true that "Western modernity is victorious, it is given as exclusive"?

Since the second half of the twentieth century, the Arab world is responsible for declines, chess, of domination, of suffering and humiliation. Exceeded by the West rival, dominated by the latter and the best single consumer thoughts and achievements produced outside himself, he seeks, even today, a soul to its modernity. The latter, without foresight, is incapable of thinking and designing a present while drawing inspiration from a past glorious and productive thoughts, ideas, prosperity and rich cultures and open. Rather, it spreads on a "legacy" with no real reappropriation of what he really was, and especially unable to re modern foundation of what was the Arab-Islamic thought. That Arabs can finally build their own modernity, it will take several battles they deliver (Cleveland & Bunton). The first of these is the battle of "I" and especially the "I" feminine, "I am", "I think", "like" ... It will accept battle against the closure of Arab society in a "collective" tribal, familial, ...
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