Marwan Bishara, the chief policy analyst for "Al-Jazeera English", looks at the roots of pro-democracy revolutions in the Arab world and offers an original analysis of what went right, why this moment is paramount, and how it could all go wrong The portrayal of the revolutions transforming the Arab world in popular media often goes like this: an oppressed people who had suffered passively suddenly decided to take a stand, thanks to Western technology and inspiration. In "The Invisible Arab", "Al-Jazeera's" Marwan Bishara argues that the historic takeover of Cairo's Tahrir Square was the culmination of countless demonstrations over the past decade by Arabs who have risked and suffered beatings, torture, and imprisonment. These dissidents have long been invisible, ignored, or demonized in the West. But today's Arabs are presenting a stark contrast to this image. Their revolutions, Bishara argues, will ultimately be judged on whether they can pave the way for reconciling and accommodating nationalism and Islam with democracy as the indispensable trinity of stability and progress in the Arab world.