Thank you for visiting this website.
I’d like to begin introducing this website by quoting George Orwell. Writing in 1946, this is what he had to say about the national discussion on foreign policy:
“If it is really true that our comparative comfort is simply a product of imperialism, that such things as the Beveridge scheme, increased old age pensions, raising of the school-leaving age, slum clearance, improved health services and what-not are luxuries which we can only afford if we have millions of oriental slaves at our command – that, surely, is a serious consideration…”
“…At the general election, for instance, the avoidance of imperial issues was quite astonishing. When foreign affairs were mentioned at all, the reference was almost invariably to the USSR or the United States. I don’t think I ever heard any speaker on any platform mention India spontaneously… Yet India has nearly ten times the population of Britain! The subjects which, in my experience, roused real passion were housing, full employment and social insurance. Who could have guessed, from the manner in which they were discussed, that these subjects were in any way bound up with our possession of colonies which give us raw materials and assured markets?”
The underlying theme of the majority of the essays on this website is how Great Britain, historically and contemporarily, maintains its position and interests in the Arab world. From authoring the division of Arabs, being the midwife to Zionism to the latest bombing of an Arab country, I aim to shed light on Britain’s continued manipulation of the Arab World and the main reasons behind it.
This site holds a collection of essays I have written over the last several years. Most essays have already appeared on various websites and blogs such as Mondoweiss, Mint Press News, Black Agenda Report, Socialist Unity, Arab Media Watch, Alternet and Black Commentator.
All essays and articles are the copyright of Nu’man Abd al-Wahid.
Also, I am in the process of writing a short book on British imperialism. I anticipate the length to be in the region of 20,000 – 25,000 words. If you wish to contribute to this site and the short book project my account details are: Sort Code: 089103. Account No. 03463291. Furthermore, if anyone can recommend a publisher who will be able to support this project please contact me.
Nu’man Abd al-Wahid.