No One Expects the Caliphate


By Ross Douthat – Our ongoing end-of-history era has constricted the Western political imagination, leaving us unable to reckon with the complexities of a wider world where liberal democracy isn’t obviously spreading anymore.

“… This way of thinking gave rise to the naive assumption that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, countries would naturally begin making “transitions” from dictatorship and authoritarianism to democracy, as if by magnetic attraction.

“That confidence has now evaporated, and our political scientists have seen that under the cloak of elections many unpleasant things can grow.” more> http://tinyurl.com/q259vho

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