Ederik Schneider Online

Friday, February 8, 2013

Turned Turk: Video: C-Span's Booknotes: Bernard Lewis: What Went Wrong: In The Middle East From 2001



The Middle East or Arabia that extends from Morocco in the West all the way over to Iraq in the East. Has always been an area thats vast in land and resources thats had a good population in numbers but have never been overpopulated. Where a lot of these countries should today be first world countries like Egypt, Libya, perhaps Algeria and Iraq. But has never ever except for Saudi Arabia and the tiny Persian Gulf states has never reached their full potential or even come close. Because its always been overrun by one form of Authoritarianism or another. Generally military and Theocratic Authoritarianism or in some countries Arabia's version of Communism. Like in Iraq and Syria's case which is called Baathism.