Saturday, August 28, 2010

Arab public attitudes toward Arab nationalism

In the last issue (August, 2010) of the journal, Al-Mustaqbal Al-`Arabi,  there is an important study of Arab public attitudes towards Arab identity.   `Ali As`ad Watfah, a professor of sociology at Kuwait university, finds evidence of increased attachment to Arab identity among Kuwaiti students.  Some 72 percent of students desire Arab unity "in the near future." (p. 17).  The study also finds evidence or rising sentiments in other Arab countries.