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Khater Chapter 4 pp


Khater Chapter 4 pp. 88-141

Read the following texts from Khater Chp 4:

Text 1 - by Leo Pinsker (Jewish nationalism)

Text 7 - by Antun Sa'adeh (Syrian Nationalism)

Text 9 - by Hasan al-Banna (Egyptian Nationalism)

For each author (or text) there is a different definition of nationalism although they talk about the same area of the world. These were and still are competing visions of nationalism in the Middle East. If we take a nation to be the group of people who share:

1) a land

2) a language

3) a culture and/or a religion,

4) a history,

6) a problem and/or a destiny,

…then, what national did each author (text) deal with or address according to the previous definition (name the nation and determine the 6 characteristics if they exits in the text)?

Authors will not always explicitly define the nation, they will instead talk about the right of a certain people to be a nation and to have an independent state. You will have to infer the answer to the question from the text.

Write a two-page, double-spaced essay to answer the above question.

Give each text a paragraph where you name the nation in question and you specify how it was defined according to the six characteristics listed above.