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Author Starr, Stephen, author

Title Revolt in Syria : eye-witness to the uprising / Stephen Starr
Published London : Hurst & Company, 2012
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Contents Damascus:dragged towards revolt -- The minorities and Syria's Revolt -- Lies, half-truths and videos: the media and the uprising -- The gap between state and society -- Revolution through the eyes of the rich and poor -- The uprising and Syria's Youth -- Being foreigner, a resident and a journalist in the revolt -- History, blame, responsibility -- Epilogue: A failed revolt? Syria 2014
Summary In January 2011 President Bashar al-Assad told the Wall Street Journal that Syria was ""stable"" and immune from revolt. In the months that followed, and as regimes fell in Egypt and Tunisia, thousands of Syrians took to the streets calling for freedom, with many dying at the hands of the regime. In Revolt in Syria: Eye-Witness to the Uprising, Stephen Starr delves deep into the lives of Syrians whose destiny has been shaped by the state for almost fifty years. In conversations with people from all strata of Syrian society, Starr draws together and makes sense of perspectives illustrating why
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource, title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 3, 2016)
Subject Starr, Stephen -- Travel -- Syria
Starr, Stephen.
Civil War (Syria : 2011- )
Journalists -- Syria -- Biography
Political violence -- Syria -- History -- 21st century
Protest movements -- Syria -- History -- 21st century
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Political violence.
Politics and government.
Protest movements.
Social conditions.
War -- Causes.
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Causes
Syria -- Politics and government -- 2000-
Syria -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1849044406