Author: Stuart Schaar

STUART SCHAAR is Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Brooklyn College, CUNY. He is the co-author of The Middle East and Islamic World Reader and lives and teaches in Rabat, Morocco

Revolutionary Challenges in Tunisia and Egypt: Generations in Conflict

The great Syrian poet, Nizar Qabbani (1923-1998) more than four decades ago called on a new Arab generation to break with their dictatorial, bankrupt, and corrupt leaders and their supporters. Qabbani, from his London exile, hoped that young people would transform the Arab world into a new free and vibrant society where citizens could develop their full potential and flourish.