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Exporting Western Ideas, and Books, to the Arab World

This op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Chapman University’s Donald Kochan, on the need to expose the Arab world to the fundamental texts of Western political and philosophical thought, is worth reading. Professor Kochan argues that “the export of ideas may be the most valuable commodity we have to offer.” And he provides counsel on what can be done. “Our seduction by the power of the Internet has distracted us from remembering the power of books,” Kochan argues.

Amen to that.



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