The American Empire in a Changing World


Monday, September 24, 2012

''How the West Helps Obstruct Democracy in Bahrain''

From New Left Project

''Since an Islamophobic film sparked protests across the Muslim world two weeks ago, we seem to have found ourselves drawn back towards the old “Clash of Civilisations” narative that framed a lot of mainstream discourse during the Bush-Blair era. The narrative presents a liberal, progressive, democratic West in opposition to a backward, religious and intolerent East. But this time around, thanks to the Arab uprisings, it’s a bit easier to see that narrative for what it is: a caricature and a false dichotomy that is, at the same time, both conceited and racist.''


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