The political and social regression in the Arab world has exposed the shameful failure of Arab intellectuals to provide leadership and guidance for their fellow citizens.
A intellectual dearth
Principles, not personal agendas, are what advanced nations have used to thrive on. Enlightened thinkers fought for principles they believed in. Today the Arab world pays the price for this failure.Mohammed Fahad Al Harthi
Some are so afraid of diversity that they may raise suspicions about correct standpoints. This modus operandi was at the heart of the witch-hunts launched by U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s who branded anyone opposed to the U.S. government as disloyal and a communist.McCarthyism is simply cultural terrorism against intellectuals. It’s the practice of publicizing accusations of political disloyalty or subversion with a total disregard for evidence.