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Geographical Thought: Arabian Seat of Learning

Say 'Arab' to yourself and see what images it invokes - a vast, seemingly unending sea of sand, mirages, a lone bejeweled sheikh rocking back and forth on a leisurely moving camel. Perhaps nothing else would be in sight except a menacing vortex of sand. To the less visual, and better informed it might be, Osama Bin Laden, Talibans, terrorism, militancy, Islamic fundamentalism, jehad and so on. Not all images are pleasant, but then there never was a perfect civilization....

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