Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History, Professor and Director of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He is the author of a number of books, including Karma of Brown Folk (Village Voice, one of the top 25 books of the year, 2001), Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting (Village Voice, one of the top 25 books of the year, 2002), and The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (winner of the 2009 Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize). He writes regularly for Frontline (India) and Counterpunch (USA), and edits Bol (Pakistan) and is a contributing editor at Himal (Nepal).
"This is an important book. Although events on the ground change frequently and without apparent reason, The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution combines historical context, insightful analysis and a sense of reason to the ongoing turmoil and struggle in the globe’s perennial hotspot. Prashad’s narrative moves swiftly across the geopolitical terrain like a NATO missile heading towards its target. Unlike that missile, however, Prashad’s objective is understanding, not destruction." - CounterPunch