The Decline: or what do America and the Ottoman Empire have in common

The Decline: or what do America and the Ottoman Empire have in common

I’ve been reading a book on the history of the Arab peoples conveniently titled, A History of the Arab Peoples
by Albert Hourani.  I’m a little more then half way through. I’ve basically just finished the section on the European take over of the Arab world in 1700s. I wanted to write about it because of the relevance to what is happening to America right now. All in the spirit of the famous maxim – those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

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Whose fault is it?

anti-union agitation from the GOPIt’s whose fault?

Caution – this is a bit of a political rant – don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Watching the events unfold in Wisconsin has gotten me pretty upset.  The reason why is because the Republican attack on unions and teachers is an extreme tactic used by extreme individuals and it doesn’t bode well for the future of our democracy.

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