Quote of the day: Arabia

We have been rather lazy to put up new content on this site (sorry for that, but we are preparing for a quite large project in the moment) so now just another short one (much more to come the next weeks):
From the prologue of one of the books we are currently reading (Imperial Life in the Emerald City):

Do not try to do much with your own hands
Better the Arabs do it tolerably than that you do it perfectly.
It is their war, and you are to help them, not to win it for them.
Actually, also, under the very odd conditions of Arabia, your practical work will not be as good as, perhaps, you think it is.

T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia“)
August 20, 1917

It seems that not that much has changed since those times when this British officer was trying to unite the region down there…

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