CHESTER HAS MOVED!: Something to chew on . . .

Friday, November 12, 2004

Something to chew on . . .

I read this article about Cousin Marriage and Democracy in Iraqwhen it was linked from National Review Online a couple of months ago. I draw your attention to it now. Very interesting hypothesis. When I was in Egypt on a training exercise, we got one day to take a bus tour of the pyramids. The tour guide told us about himself and mentioned that he was married to his cousin and that it is common in the Middle East, though not so much in the West. Interesting . . .

2 Comments:

Blogger Mr. K said...

I was under the impression that arranged marriages among relatives were fairly common in western europe when countries were ruled by royalty. At some point we made a transition away from arranged marriages and rule by royalty to free societies ruled by elected governments. The transition occurred only after generations of wars and dramatic changes to the populations.

Here is something for you to chew on:
http://roomforrant.blogspot.com/2004/11/my-latest-twisted-idea-on-embedded.html

November 12, 2004 at 6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iraq appears to be entering a new period of chaos and violence in many cities. Read www.healingiraq.com and astarfrommosul.blogspot.com

November 12, 2004 at 7:37 PM  

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