: I happened upon a PBS discussion show called Uncommon Knowledge that’s tackling the issues of the lack of democracy in the Arab world. The host just quoted an amazing stat from the U.N.: “Fewer books have been tranlsated into Arabic in the last 1,000 years than are translated into Spanish in a year.” I wish we were teaching our children Arabic.
: The show and the discussion were great. Unfortunately, I can’t find a transcript or video of the show past the 2003 season. Drat.
: Note again Juan Cole’s very worthy project to translate great works of western democracy into Arabic. Go contribute here.