Marx's Arabian Apostles: The Rise and Fall of the Saudi Communist Movement

  title={Marx's Arabian Apostles: The Rise and Fall of the Saudi Communist Movement},
  author={Mohammed Turki A. Al-Sudairi},
  journal={The Middle East Journal},
  • M. Al-Sudairi
  • Published 15 October 2019
  • History
  • The Middle East Journal
Saudi Arabia's historic communist movement is considerably overlooked in the literature on secular dissent in the kingdom. This article attempts to address this gap by offering a historical account of the movement's early formation, dispersion, radicalization and, ultimately, transformation into the Communist Party of Saudi Arabia. This metamorphosis from a diffuse and ideologically eclectic organization into a more orthodox, Soviet-style, and structurally coherent party, paradoxically, marked… 



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