At a time whilst the center East dominates media headlines greater than ever - and for purposes that turn into ever extra heartbreaking - Shifting Sands brings jointly fifteen impassioned and knowledgeable voices to discuss a sector with limitless strength, and but which could believe, as one author places it, 'as even though the area round me is on fire'?

Collecting jointly the options and insights of writers who stay or have deep roots in there, Shifting Sands takes a glance at points of the center East from the catastrophic long term results of the carving up of the quarter by way of the colonial powers after global struggle One to the hopes and struggles of the Arab spring in terms of Egypt, Iran and Syria. And it asks questions akin to: what's it wish to be a author within the center East? What does the long run carry? And the place will we move from here?

For all those people who are wearied via the debates surrounding the center East - frequently at top ill-informed and at worst, defeatist propaganda - this clever, reasoned point of view on existence within the heart East is a breath of unpolluted air.

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Comment pouvaisje supposer que le président de notre pays ne dirait rien, et ne ferait rien, après avoir été espionné par les États-Unis ainsi que plusieurs millions de Français et que toutes nos ambassades dans le monde ? Comment pouvais-je deviner qu’il chanterait devant une caméra « Laisse-moi t’aimer » à 64 M. Netanyahou, chef d’un gouvernement de coalition avec l’extrême droite en Israël ? Comment prévoir qu’il prendrait fait et cause pour ce gouvernement à l’heure des crimes de guerre contre la population de Gaza ?

Il faut donc repérer les points d’appui pour rebondir le moment venu ! Les occasions viendront de porter plus loin que jamais notre projet dans l’histoire. La question posée n’est pas de savoir si nous allons y arriver, et encore moins d’espérer être félicités pour avoir eu raison avant tout le monde. Jusqu’à la victoire, il n’y a que des coups à prendre. Nous devons seulement examiner si nous avons des raisons d’agir et 31 des moyens d’avancer. Place au peuple Dans les tensions terribles que contient notre époque se niche la possibilité d’un rebond positif vers un tout autre futur.

Les raisons qui mènent à son effondrement sont aussi globales 33 que l’est notre monde actuel. L’action sera menée au nom de l’intérêt général humain : ce sera le nouveau cri de ralliement. Le peuple va la mener et non une classe particulière dirigeant le reste de la population. Le peuple, à savoir les nuées humaines urbanisées qui forment l’essentiel de la population contemporaine. Le peuple, c’està-dire cette multitude quand elle devient citoyenne. À savoir quand les individus qui la composent prennent le pouvoir 34 sur leurs conditions de vie.

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