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La nation Arabe   

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    Arslan, Shakib, Amir
    United Kingdom 
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    Foreign Policy / International Relations
    History, 20th-21st Centuries
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    This influential journal of Arab political opinion, was published in French from Geneva by the noted publicist and political activist Amir Shakib Arslan. Banned from French North Africa in the 1930s, widely read in Arab and European capitals, La Nation Arabe is a remarkable and important document in the history of Arab-Islamic politics. The journal first appeared in March 1930; its final number was printed in December 1938. Founded during a period of transition in Arab political thought, La Nation Arabe quickly achieved a prominent position in the new current of anti-Westernism and Islamic self-assertiveness that emerged in the 1930s. Within its first year, the journal became the spearhead of an international propaganda campaign against the French Berber dahir in Morocco, a degree which La Nation Arabe successfully portrayed as an imperialist attempt to remove the Berbers from the jurisdiction of the shariah. The success of La Nation Arabe and its editor, Shakib Arslan, in orchestrating the campaign against the Berber dahir brought widespread publicity to the new journal and established its reputation as an effective opponent of European imperialism.