Image of the week: Akram al-Hourani

Akram al-Hourani was a Syrian statesman from Hama. A radical for his era of politics (1945-1970), Hourani was responsible for several coups d’état in postwar Damascus. Not so much as honoring him, this post calls attention to a fascinating, multi-faceted character in Syrian history, which is all too often misleadingly written as the “inevitable” takeover by Alawites. Hourani’s story adds nuance to Syria’s story. (Submission by Drew H. Kinney)


Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square