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Hobbes was right

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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Jul 19, 2012 at 16:37

Did any of the Arab states ever have a strong social contract between state and citizen? I doubt it. If Israel is unique as a Middle Eastern State with a non-Muslim majority, it is also unique in having a social contract and government that more or less works.

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