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Violence is not only an Arab way of policy

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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Feb 19, 2010 at 23:31

Hi ,

See Arabs do not have a monopoly of strong horse phenomena.

Samuel Huntington said that the success of the West lies in the most organized ways of using violence.

Even now we see other nations in the world kowtowing to US . Why ? Because the US have the strongest and biggest guns.

So violence is not a monopoly of only Muslims.

I must add this above blog by Dr. Pipes talks a lot about usual anti-semitism (anti-Arabism in this regard) found among conservative western intellectuals.

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Westernrs obvioiusly resort to force. But Smith's book (and my article) are needed to explain to Westernrs a system of thinking and acting so foreign to them as to be difficult to comprehend.

Anti-Semitism can sometimes be found among mainstream Western intellecuals, but it is probably rarer among them than any other group of intellectuals.

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