September 28, 2012
During the period immediately after the introduction of moveable type there was a great deal of violence, chaos in Europe. With the distribution of books, it was as if a jolt of adrenaline had shook the social order. There was the Peasant’s Revolt, the Protestant Revolution etc. The same type of turmoil and violence has run through the middle east. After the introduction of the modern electronic revolution, information has been widely and instantaneously dispersed. Could Arab society be reshaping itself? Into what? It must be remembered that after Gutenberg, Europe attained its greatest strength.