Both Saddam and Assad recognized the value of their countries’ archaeological heritage and adapted it to suit their interpretations of what they thought the Baath Socialist Party should be.
"With the introduction of Decree 117, Tunisia is certainly in a more vulnerable position politically than it was following July 25. The country is now at the mercy of the decisions of one man and those he appoints."
"It is an irony of colonial history that Arabic, at least in South Sudan, is considered more of a colonial tongue than English."
"As phantom schools, existing only on paper, sprouted up across the country, the funding was being siphoned off to overseas bank accounts."
"For 20 years we’ve tried to stop extremists. Instead, we’ve created a wasteful industry."