Revenge of the Sunnis

Sunni Arabs have been losing their grip on the Arab heartland since the fall of the Ottoman empire; the moment of their revival is now.

July 18, 2016 | Martin Kramer
About the author: Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history and served as founding president at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and is the Walter P. Stern fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
This is a response to The Great Arab Implosion and Its Consequences, originally published in Mosaic in July 2016

Thirty-foot-tall bronze sculptures of Saddam Hussein, which once sat atop the towers in his palace, 2005. Jim Gordon/U.S. Department of Defense.

The crucial passage in Ofir Haivry’s essay, “The Great Arab Implosion and Its Consequences,” is this one:

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