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27 Aug, 2011

Lessons from popular Arab revolts | Jordan Times

Behind their sensationalist discourse, flowery words, rosy promises that never materialised, behind their huge egos and the many mishaps and disasters that befell their countries and the Arab world generally (from the loss of the West Bank and Gaza, to the collapse of Iraq and the destruction of Libya), lie outright oppression and deprivation of their people.

And because of such bad role models lie the deterioration and degeneration of republics or presidencies as systems of governance in the Arab world.

The vast majority of Arab republics, since the early 1950s, became symbols of bad governance, bribery, corruption, inept bureaucracy, terror and oppression of people.

In sharp contrast to such degenerate republics stand the Arab monarchies – emirates and sultanates are also included – which became symbols of stability, development and relative freedom and democracy.

via Lessons from popular Arab revolts | Jordan Times.