May 7, 2014

Mideast: From Nation State to Caliphates

John Rich, NOW Lebanon

The Associated Press

America’s democratization campaign in the Middle East has created deep divisions in Iraq over power, wealth, and welfare. Not only has the new mostly-Shiite majority bloc worked hard to monopolize power: the American campaign also destroyed the intellectual foundations of the “monstrous” modern state that was represented by the nationalist and pseudo-nationalist regimes in the region, particularly the Baath Party.

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