May 26th, 2014 05:00 pm    39 comments

Arab Tribalism Leaves No Room For Democracy

      My first experiences with Arab tribalism derived from my time in Syria. My maternal grandmother’s family inhabited a small village near the city of Jisr al-Shughour (Idlib Governate) called “Halooz”. Halooz was a gorgeous, but relatively unknown village; that’s what I loved about it. I was surrounded by family, as most of…