شكري العسلي مقالات ووثائق
Shukri Al-Asali, Maqalat wa watha'iq.(Shukri Al-Asali, Articles And documents)
Abu-Fakher, Fandi (ed.)
فندي أبو فخر
chukri el-'Asaly, syria, Dimashk, 1868-1916
302pp. Pictorial paperback; bibliography, footnotes, index; copy new in mint condition.
Fandi Abou Fakhr’s book showcases a series of articles of the late Syrian journalist and politician Shukri Al-Asali. Abou Fakhr embarked on collecting the works written by Al-Asali under the Ottoman era and has been careful to arrange them in chronological order by the date of their appearance in Al-Muqtabas and Al-Qabas. His purpose is to enlighten readers about the vast reservoir of intellectual knowledge amassed by Al-Asali and to remind them of the noble Arab endeavors he upheld, lived by and died for. The articles published in the book shed light on the different intellectual and political struggles that marked Al-Asali’s biography including but not restricted to his resistance to the Ottomans, his fight against tyranny and corruption and his staunch opposition to Zionism and to the sale of land to the Jews, which eventually backfired at him and cost him his life.