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.