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Cant understand Mr. Lewis' conclusion

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Submitted by Mike Finley (Australia), Sep 30, 2006 at 03:07

After a typical brilliant and interesting essay, the ending leaves me flat.

He seems to argue that Islam had a free society model, but different from the Western version of later year,which worked well until destroyed by intervention of the French,Nazis etc.

But how can we possibly give them back that system and for sure our democratic system isnt working over there (Irak, Afghanistan)

The only immediate answer is in fact , dictators, no matter how corrupt they are, friendly to the West

The deposal of the Shah of Iran was a disaster for the West-if only USA had maintained their backing!

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Distinction without a Difference [234 words]Jim RyanApr 26, 2007 09:4690724
We Free Them or They Destroy Us [30 words]S.C.PandaOct 4, 2006 06:5058871
Cant understand Mr. Lewis' conclusion [102 words]Mike FinleySep 30, 2006 03:0758298
I would say [72 words]dayoontiSep 23, 2006 20:1457240
Just curious [237 words]Stephen D OliverSep 28, 2006 12:3057240

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