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Q: Quotes on Democratic Governance by Noted Arab Scholars ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Quotes on Democratic Governance by Noted Arab Scholars
Category: Relationships and Society > Politics
Asked by: peg7777-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 20 Oct 2005 07:54 PDT
Expires: 19 Nov 2005 06:54 PST
Question ID: 582586
Am based in the Middle East.  Am interested in obtaining eight to ten 
good, thought-provoking quotes by very well-known Arab scholars,
thinkers, and/or politicians concerning democracy in the Arab world. 
About what democracy means, can mean, in the Muslim/Arab countries,
how it can be attained, what's important.  Short and pithy quotes
please by respected, well-known Arab figures.  I am going to juxtapose
them with several good quotes about democratic, representative
governance by the likes of Woodrow Wilson, Adlai Stevenson, etc. (ex.,
see below for the start of my work:  ?	Democracy, the practice of
self-government, is a covenant among free people to respect the rights
and liberties of their peers (Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1939).
?	(Arab quote #1)
?	The essence of a democratic republican government is not command. 
It is consent (Adlai Stevenson, 1952).
?	(Arab quote #2)
?	We are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of
the many, and not of the few (Thucydides, 400 BC).
?	No government is perfect.  One of the chief virtues of a democracy,
however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic
processes can be pointed out and corrected (Harry S. Truman, 1947).
?	(Arab quote #3)
?	(Arab quote #4)
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