Elias Farah

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German version of Elias Farah's The Arab Homeland after World War II (printed in Italy, 1977) and Evolution of Arab Revolutionary Ideology (printed in Spain, 1978)

Elias Farah (1927–2013), was a Syrian writer and thinker, born in 1927 in the city of Jisr al-Shughur. Upon graduating with a degree in literature from Syrian University, he started his teaching career in Aleppo. Later on, Farah pursued his graduate studies at the University of Geneva in Switzerland where he studied under professor Jean Piaget and earned a doctorate in education and psychology in 1964. He was close to the late Michel Aflaq, the founder of the Baath party.

Farah left Syria after the 1966 Syrian coup d'état that was carried out by the military wing of the Baath party on February 23, 1966, and led by Salah Jadid and Hafez al-Assad. Farah lived in Lebanon for a number of years, and later moved to Iraq where he became the director of the Baath party academy. He returned to his native Syria in 2003, and settled in the capital Damascus. Because of the Civil War in Syria, Farah moved to Dubai in April 2013 where he died on December 6th, 2013 at the age of 86.

Elias Farah wrote several books about Arab nationalism and the subject of Arab thoughts and ideology, as advocated by the Ba’ath Party, many of which were translated to several languages.[1]


  • Arab World after the Second World War, (Beirut, 1975)