January 27, 2010

Arab World's Modern Thinkers

Rami Khouri, Globe and Mail

The epic story of the modern Arab world – largely untold in Arab societies and unappreciated around the world – has been the quest by ordinary men and women for reforms to break the chains of three predominant trends that have plagued them: autocratic political regimes, a seemingly permanent state of postcolonial distortion and dependence, and an inability to tap their human and natural resources to match the Western or Asian developmental bursts that have left them in the dust.

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