Arabs and Democracy: A Record of Failure

Issue Date July 2000
Volume 11
Issue 3
Page Numbers 58-68
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Democracy is spreading everywhere except in the Arab world. Arab elections are an immense masquerade. Corrupt dictatorships seek to stifle freedom of thought and to control the flow of information.

About the Authors

Mohamed Talbi

Mohamed Talbi is a Tunisian historian who has authored a number of books and articles on the history of the Maghreb. His more recent publications, which have focused on issues related to Islam, include Iyal Allah (God’s family), published in French translation in 1996 as Plaidoyer pour un Islam moderne.

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Xerxes Spencer

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