Chapter

<i>Baʿth</i>: The Word and the Party

Ofra Bengio

in Saddam's Word

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780195114393
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854523 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195114393.003.0003

Series: Studies in Middle Eastern History

Baʿth: The Word and the Party

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This chapter introduces the party called Baʿths which was a revolutionary party that aimed to realise an Arab's national renaissance. It wanted to build a socialism that was to be attained only by revolution and struggle. The origin of the name Baʿth and the origins of their slogans are also tackled and explained. The chapter also introduces semantic changes of words. The concept of socialism and its entrance in the Arab world is expressed. Lastly, the chapter looks at the complexity of Arab unity and how Saddam was able to implement it.

Keywords: revolutionary; renaissance; socialism; slogans; semantically; unity

Chapter.  8128 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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