Drora in Ben Ami: Moderates and Clan-based Societies - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • CHGODMK
    • 29.05.07 | 23:22 (IDT)

    A few years ago, in either Foreign Affairs or Foreign Policy (post-Iraq invasion), there was an article written by an American who was very skeptical about the prospect of creating a Western-style democracy in an Arab/Middle Eastern society that is so firmly entrenched in tribal, clan, and familial loyalties, that the notion of the rule of law and the good of all wither in such a society. Sadly, I think it's true and it is this very stagnant style of society that has also hindered substantial development in the Arab world in general.

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    First published 00:00 29.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.05.07
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