Doug Sanders i Globe and Mail sier han stadig oftere spør om det er noe med araberne som gjør at de ikke klarer å bygge sivile velfungerende samfunn.


Are Arabs forever doomed to alternate between dictatorship and religious extremism? Is there something about their culture and beliefs that makes them uniquely unable to build stable and prosperous civil societies?

I now often hear those questions, which three years ago would have been considered offensive and misleading, being posed out loud and seriously by scholars, journalists and diplomats, among them a great many Arabs.