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The Arab Crisis
The systemic crisis of the Arab
- The Arab world has been in a systemic crisis for the last 200 years
- It missed out on the industrial revolution, it is missing out on the digital revolution
- Lack of inner resources to cope with modern world
Shattered Arab self-esteem
- Shattered self-esteem
- Could God be wrong?
- Turn the rage against those who contradict God: the West, object of hatred
- A whole generation of violently anti-Western, anti-American, anti-modern shock-troops
What has the Arab world
- Since independence, wars have been the principal output of the Arab world
- Demographic and economic problems made intractable by failure to establish stable polities aiming at prosperity
- All Arab states are either failing states or threatened to fail
Procedural Purgatory It’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
Biggest Sellout Now that Guinness World Records is in bed with publicity-seeking companies, can we trust it?
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Is This Thing On? The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.
Don’t Blame It on Depression That’s not what made the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash