What you say about democracy and Islamic culture also holds true for democracy and Hispanic culture. Probably a residual effect of 700 years of Islamic rule in Spain. Think of the terms ‘alcalde’ ‘caudillo’ and ‘caliph’. Both cultures are dominated politically by the willingness, almost the need,for the people to follow a strong man.
You are more correct than you know regarding the effects of 700+ years of Islamic rule in Spain. This excerpt from Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope
will make an astonishing amount of sense:
The Pakistani-Peruvian axis
posted on 07/01/2013 8:26:15 AM PDT
(What would Michael Collins do?)
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