A bajillion years, and still, the only representative, evolving country in the entire region is Israel. How embarassed and bitter the rest of the Middle East is for it.
Is it their culture? Their religion? What is it?
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.