Elizabeth F. Thompson

When Europe's Great War engulfed the Ottoman Empire, Arab nationalists rose in revolt against their Turkish rulers and allied with the British on the promise of an independent Arab state.

But France and Britain instead imposed a system of mandates on the pretext that Arabs were not yet ready for self-government. The fragile coalition of secular modernizers and Islamic reformers that had established democracy was destroyed, with profound consequences that reverberate still. 

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Elizabeth F. Thompson