ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Saddam Hussein, Western Imperialism and Arab Identity

and Arab Identity Sukumar Muralidharan THE supposed identity 'Saddam = Hitler', has today acquired the status of a received truth in the Anglo-American political consciousness. The Iraqi president shows no great sign of perturbation over the invidious comparison. He surely remembers from the time he was a callow 19-year old that the identity 'Nasser = Hitler', had enjoyed a similar currency in 1956. The rules of transitive logic would then imply that 'Saddam = Nasser

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