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Islamic State Awaits The Ataturk Revolution

by | 29th, September 2014

President of Turkey Kemal Ataturk, left, points out somthing of interest to the Shah of Persia, Reza Shah Pahlavi, during military manoeuvres in Turkey, July 3, 1934.(AP Photo)

TURKEY is the model for the Arab Middle East, says Roger Scruton:

The Middle East is, as we are discovering, not one thing: on the contrary, it is a patchwork of communities whose peaceful coexistence depended on conditions that no longer exist. And many of those communities are in the habit of producing the two greatest scourges of the human race: young men without women, and puritanical rage

Thanks to Ataturk polygamy was abolished in Turkey and women were encouraged to enter public life. Their status as the unspeakable ‘secret’ was removed, their faces were revealed, their soothing presence was everywhere perceivable. Thanks also to Ataturk the other

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