What happened to the Arab Left? The famous sub-stream of global Marxist intellectuals withered away in the aftermath of the Cold War and before the world realized Islamist groups took taken over as one of the dominant streams of intellectual political thought in the region. Professor M. Abisaab explains the dilemmas the Arab Left had to face in the 1990s and how the movement was unable to reinvent its place in current history.
Abisaab, M. “The So-called Arab Spring, Islamism and the Dilemma of the Arab Left: 1970-2012,” R/evolutions: Global Trends & Regional Issues, Vol 4, No. 1, 2016, (ISSN: 2449-6413), pp. 38-59.