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History of the middle east

Posted on: November 1, 2012

Having long been interested in the politics of the middle east, I just finished reading a history of the middle east. With a new conquest or dynasty every sentence it was nearly impossible to keep up and retain much of what I read. It did however help me form a more accurate, although impressionistic view of that part of the world. 

One impression I left with was the futility of of revolution, and the difficulty of introducing real change in a society. The middle east’s story seems to be a long series of revolutions and counter revolutions – socialist, religious, pan-arabic, but they seem to all end up as tyrannies.

To be continued… 


1 Response to "History of the middle east"

“the difficulty of introducing real change”…..difficulty verging on impossibility? or hopeless?

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