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Online event: How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

Online event: How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

Online Event

15 July 2020 16:00 to 17:15

Online event
 

This talk will look at how Arabs established a democratic government at Damascus in 1919-20 by forging a compromise between secular liberals, conservative Muslims, and leaders of non-Muslim communities as described in How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs. However, the Paris Peace Conference refused to recognize Arab democracy because it threatened British and French colonial rule in other Muslim countries. By authorizing the French army to occupy Damascus, the Conference destroyed not…

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