July 19, 2012

THE WORLD THAT W MADE:

Syria on the brink of liberty? { So many nations - notably Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia - claim interests in Syria. It's easy to forget what still drives the civil war there: the seed of freedom planted even before the Arab Spring. (CS Monitor's Editorial Board / July 18, 2012)

The report predicted an izdihar (blossoming) of fundamental rights and freedoms, based in part on a survey of Arab culture - its folk songs, novels, poetry, and siras (life stories). Its affirmation that Arabs do not want to be left out of history's drive toward democracy helped set the mental climate that seeded the Arab Spring in 2011.

In the face of stereotypes about Arabs not being ready for liberty, the scholars stated a simple truth: "The individual is free only in a free society within a free nation."

Posted by at July 19, 2012 5:33 AM
  

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