a socialist party of some Arab countries, especially Iraq and Syria.
Fundamentalist Sunni Islam was gaining ground fast in Mesopotamia in the 1990s as baathism collapsed as an ideology.
The Next Wave of Jihadists Reuel Marc Gerecht March 10, 2010
The New Republic’s latest issue includes a wonderful essay by Paul Berman recounting the utter insanity of baathism.
Baathism Can’t Die Quickly Enough Justin Green September 19, 2012
pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba’t “resurrection, renaissance.”
- Bab ed-din
(the Bab; Ali Muhammad of Shiraz) 1819–50, a Persian religious leader: founder of Bābī.
- Bab el mandeb
a strait between NE Africa and the SW tip of the Arabian peninsula, connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. 20 miles (32 km) wide. noun a strait between SW Arabia and E Africa, connecting the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden
Babylon; Babylonia. Historical Examples Marduk cult, 128;religious beliefs more popular than Bab., 153;influence upon Bab. The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow Babylonian
a spongelike cake leavened with yeast and often containing raisins, baked in a small mold and then usually soaked with a rum syrup. Contemporary Examples A group of top officers gathered inside baba Amr to make a final call. Baba Amr’s Last Stand: The Final Days of the Syrian Rebel Stronghold Katie Paul March 4, […]