preview

Arab Bourgeoisie

Decent Essays
On the eve of the Cold War, a majority of Arab nations were struggling to rid themselves of the presence of western powers within their nations. As a result they found themselves trying to redefine themselves outside of the context of colonization and trying to become modern on their own terms, and not on the terms of their colonizers. However in order to do so, the Arab bourgeoisie, did not look within their own nations for solutions to rebuild and improve their nations, but instead borrowed and modified ideas that came from the west. These new emerging ideas were met with opposition because they stemmed from western ideas, those followed them were criticized for following and emulating a western trend. Although Arab existentialism did
Get Access