Example sentences for: ajami

How can you use “ajami” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But Ajami, a scrupulous commentator with a rich sense of irony, is using Lawrence to make a subtler point.

  • Ajami's heroes are figures such as Egypt's novelist Naguib Mahfuz, the Palestinian academic Sari Nusseibah, and the tragic Hawi--men of integrity imbued with "the old, confident spirit" of cosmopolitanism and an openness to the Western ideas that led to the Arab awakening in the first place.

  • Ajami complains that many Arab writers and pundits prefer simply not to deal with the cruel realities of the Middle East today: the gap between petrodollar wealth in the Gulf and uninspiring economic growth elsewhere; the persistence of autocracy and the failure to develop accountable governments; the debilitating enmity with Israel; the legacy of foreign rule; the influence of Western political ideas and the sheer power of the United States.

  • To Ajami, Lawrence represents both the good side of the West--its ideas of democratic governance, its support for Arab sovereignty--as well as its bad side: Orientalism, meddling.

  • Ajami empathizes with the frustration engendered by Western inconsistency and arrogance.


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