[Marxism] "Sectarianism and the Arab revolutions"

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 08:07:34 MST 2014

A short but on-target analysis of where sectarianism comes from. While each
country/sect/nationalist formation gets only brief mention, that's in the
service of his main argument, which is that the specificity of a country's
combined and uneven development is at the root of its particular variant of
sectarianism and its particular overlap, and conflict, with bourgeois
nationalist politics.

This article should inspire detailed studies of each case and further
comparative analysis.

"Sectarianism and the Arab revolutions,"*by Bassem Chit*
*"What explains sectarian divisions such as the Shia-Sunni divide in the
Middle East? Lebanese socialist Bassem Chit rejects claims that
sectarianism is a "pre-modern" force and argues it is rooted in the pattern
of capitalist development and crisis in the region."*

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