Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Marc Lynch: Victory for the AKP.

"Even the relatively mild variety of political Islam in Turkey (which seems likely, under the right conditions, to turn into a Muslim version of Christian Democracy) seems to make US policy makers break out in hives."

Henry Farrell wrote that in May of this year. He's right about the US response but not I think about the AKP and Islam. Islam like Judaism is a religion of scholasticism, and its process of secularization will be a process of expanding intellectual achievement. The history of Christian conservatism is crap.

Had a discussion a few months ago along these lines, with Badger or Non-Arab-Arab, but I can't find the links.

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