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> >Why the democracy meme won't fly with fundamentalist Islam. Just
> >thought I'd throw this in the mix.
It seems to have worked in Iran.
do you consider 'democracy' to be a single meme?
In other countries you may want to look at the reasons regimes are able
to continue their hold on power. Much of the Islamic world is divided
into countries created by the West, so their lack of national coherence
seems to invite 'strong person' leaders, who are proped up with Western
> Thanx. And I thought imperialism was a "Western" trait. Yet on this
> apt quote from Bassam Tibi: "The goal of the Islamists is a new
> absolutist Islamic world power."
how is this different than the goals of the fundamentalists who now
control the American Government? Do people like Falwell speak for all
It seems fundamentalists Islamic and Christian - and Jewish have a lot
of common traits, in memetic terms. (a subject that's been done here
before I think)
More interesting, relevant memes here are the fear of the other meme,
or the group-bonding-so-we-can-have-emotionally-pleasing-experiences
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