Assadist political analyses fall squarely within the perimeters & traditions of demonizing Islam & Arabs so characteristic of western historiography. So I’m learning. Reading all the rubbish is exhausting.

There is an urgent need for Muslim & Arab historians to render political reality without the social hatred & with insight. Maybe it’s mostly a matter of translating what has already been written. But I hope translation will be done & made available & that among them are historians & political thinkers with a razor-sharp polemical style that will take no prisoners nor compromise with US-European militarism.