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Hari Sharan Chhabra
THE ARABS AND THE WORLD OF THE SEVENTIES by Galal-El-Rashidi Vikas, New Delhi, 1977, 143 pp., 35.00
Jan-Feb 1977, volume 2, No 1/2

In the very first paragraph of the first chapter of his book the author claims that the Arab community has played a significant role both in the collapse of the old international order and in setting in train the quest for a new one. While this categorical statement may sound chauvinistic to some, one cannot but agree with him on this point. It is parti­cularly true when one takes into account the developments in the world economic order after the October 1973 Arab vict­ory against Israel (the author calls it the Earthquake of October 1973), leading to the Arabs using their oil power as a poli­tical weapon.

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