The Country That Is the World: Syria’s Clashing Communities

The population of Syria is so inharmonious a gathering of widely different races in blood, in creed, and in custom, that government is both difficult and dangerous.

– Sir Mark Sykes, Dar Ul-Islam: A Record of a Journey through Ten of the Asiatic Provinces of Turkey (1904)

Read the rest of the article in Charles Glass’s new e-book The State of Syria: Past, Present and Future.