Come fallisce una rivoluzione

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] How a revolution fails

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In his Self-Criticism after the Defeat, the Syrian philosopher Sadiq al-'Azm voiced scathing criticism of the so-called 'progressive' Arab regimes. Written in the aftermath of the Six-Day War, this harsh and at times unfair essay expoundes the reasons behind the failure of the Arabic post-colonial revolutions. Half a century later, many of 'Azm's remarks are still relevant. The excerpts, translated for the first time into Italian, discuss conspiracy theories, the persistence of the 'clever personality', female condition, revolution and science.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] How a revolution fails
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)120-128
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Sadiq al-'Azm
  • Guerra dei Sei Giorni
  • Autocritica dopo la sconfitta


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