Articles by Hamid Dabashi

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The Holocaust and the Nakba: The Jew as the Arab
Hamid Dabashi – Al Jazeera, 17 Jun 2019

16 Jun 2019 – Can Jews and Palestinians see each others’ pain? No amount of “sensitivity training” can ever replace the necessity of the Jew and the Arab to see each other’s history of suffering as their own: Close their eyes for one moment and imagine themselves in the shoes of the other.

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2018: A Year of Living Dangerously
Hamid Dabashi – Al Jazeera, 31 Dec 2018

31 Dec 2018 – A multitude of man-made disasters marked 2018 on the Christian calendar. If we cannot change the world we live in, we can at least shift the consciousness of our lives we have forgotten. Imagine a world in which Jewish, Islamic, Chinese, Iranian or any other calendar were more meaningful measures of our daily lives in the unique way they arranged the world and our place in the universe.

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Rosa Luxemburg: The Unsung Hero of Postcolonial Theory
Hamid Dabashi – Al Jazeera, 14 May 2018

12 May 2018 – The world at large is these days celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. Luxemburg’s work gave the postcolonial theorist a veritable voice at the global gathering of critical Marxist thinking.

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‘Western Media’ and Mass Deception
Hamid Dabashi – Al Jazeera, 16 Apr 2018

What does the coverage of the atrocities committed by Israel in Gaza tell us about the truth of ‘Western media’?

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Syria: The Crucible
Hamid Dabashi – Al Jazeera, 29 Jul 2013

There are officers of various UN agencies who, when you tell them of a child with leishmaniasis (a disease spread by the bite of a sand fly), say they can’t because it is a single child, and they only deal with “childhood” as a whole. Antisthenes is believed once to have said to Plato, regarding the notion of Platonic forms, “A horse I see, but ‘horseness‘ I do not see”. If like those UN officers you cannot see the childhood in that individual Syrian child, then we all have a problem far worse than merely philosophical.

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Mosaddegh and the Legacy of Non-Aligned Movement
Hamid Dabashi – Al Jazeera, 27 Aug 2012

The Islamists and the monarchists might distort the image of Mosaddegh, but not his memory in the hearts of people. As fate would have it, the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will take place in Tehran from August 26 to 31, 2012 almost a week after the 59th anniversary of the notorious CIA (USA) and MI6 (UK)-engineered coup that on August 19, 1953, toppled the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882-1967) – the champion of Iranian anti-colonial nationalism.

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