March 31, 2003
What Next?

Instapundit linked up this editorial about what an arab intellectual thinks might be a good starting point for the reconstruction of Iraq. At least as interesting was his summary of why everything went so wrong in the Middle East: the puppet governments set up to protect colonial interests after WWI became self-justifying murderous oppressors founding a new dictatorial ruling caste. Fundamentalism arose as a reaction to this local phenomena, although it, too, is rapidly losing legitimacy. Fascinating stuff.

Posted by scott at March 31, 2003 11:54 AM

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