new book about Western Philosophy and the Arab Spring that dares to ask
readers, if you don’t understand the essential tenets of freedom and democracy,
what are you fighting for?
The Lantern is a
political and philosophical think piece, exploring the complex issues that have
prevented real change in current Arabian states. The author opens
groundbreaking new thinking by challenging readers to embrace western
philosophy and adapt them to the current realities and politics in the Arab
and a good dose of humour, the author illuminates his arguments by examining
Hobbes, Plato, Burke, Machiavelli, and how they would examine the current
political scene inside Arabian states. The Lantern also
features two “ordinary” Arabian citizens arguing the essential questions about
freedom, democracy and their own realities. Written in a hip and in-the-moment
style, the book is an ideal University course book or Independent bookshop and
also regularly posts videos to his popular YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/omelseiasa) where he discusses these compelling topics. The Lantern shines a fresh new light on Arab politics in a gripping new book about
knowledge, aspiration that readers will instantly understand and connect with.