Tunisia: the Bourguiba Paradox

by Hatem M’Rad*. It is a fact. Babib Bourguiba left his mark on Tunisia and Tunisians, beginning in the 1930’s and then in the struggle against colonization, until his humiliating deposition by General Ben Ali on November 7, 1987. It might seem like a paradox, but Bourguiba has remained an oppressive liberator. He liberated the people and the nation, but subjected Tunisians to his desires … Continuer de lire Tunisia: the Bourguiba Paradox

Can we live without islamists?

by Hervé Pugi. « It’s a dangerous word which makes more noise than it enlightens », here in the introduction is the precision that François Burgat never fails to bring. He is a researcher at the Institute of islamic studies and research (IREMAM) in Aix-en-Provence, when we approached the subject of Islamism with him. While specifying that it « would undoubtedly be necessary to learn to live without … Continuer de lire Can we live without islamists?