“The end of the grand delusion of pan-Arab identity finally permits different Arab societies to explore their different identities rooted in reality and not mythic conceptions”

The Abraham Accords and the End of Arab Romanticism
by Hussein Aboubakr Mansour
September 15, 2021

The signing of the Abraham Accords a year ago signified the end of an era of modern Middle Eastern history and the ushering in of a new, yet-to-be-grasped era. If the fall of the Berlin Wall was a watershed moment in European history, the fall of the Arab-Israeli cognitive wall will do the same for the region. The Abraham Accords are the first major step in burying an inauspicious era of Arab and Muslim romanticism and signal a defect from delusion to reality. From Arab nationalism, Arab socialism and postcolonialism to Sunni and Shia Islamism and destructive sectarianism, all modern Arab and Muslim political thinking revolved in the idealist orbit of mythical romanticism. READ MORE

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