[Book Review]: “Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash that Shaped the Middle East"
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CitationŞipal, Ö. (2019). [Book Review]: "Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash that Shaped the Middle East, By Fawaz A. Gerges New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2018, 483 pages, $18.10, ISBN: 9780691167886". Insight Turkey, 22(2), 241-244.
The protests ignited by the selfimmolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia in the final days of 2010 metamorphosed into, as it were, a huge conflagration swallowing the whole Middle East one way or another. Paeans accompanied the protests initially, but slowly antiArab Spring forces gained ground against the insurgent peoples and lastly they were able to quench these waves of protests and turn the paeans into elegies. The watershed moment for the termination of these protests was the coup contrived against democratically-elected Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in Egypt...