Being Arab by Samir Kassir
Being Arab is a passionate meditation on contemporary Arab identity. Before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir was one of Lebanon’s foremost public intellectuals. His book is a thought-provoking assessment of Arab identity in which Kassir calls on the people of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and religious extremism in order to take the future into their own hands. Passionately written and brilliantly argued, this is a compelling rallying cry for change by an important and tragic figure.