The heart of this book explores the turmoil in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon—countries where ISIS emerged and is thriving. It is here that the story of the region rests. What would a post-ISIS Middle East look like? Who will listen to the grievances of the people? Can there be another future for the region that is not the return of the security state or the continuation of monarchies? Placing developments in the Middle East in the broader context of revolutionary history, The Death of the Nation tackles these critical questions.
About the author
Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian, journalist, and commentator. He is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College. From 2013 to 2014, he was the Edward Said Chair at the American University of Beirut. He is the author of many books, including Karma of Brown Folk, Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting, and The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World. He writes regularly for Frontline, The Hindu, Alternet and BirGün and is a contributing editor for Himal Southasian.