Friday, October 26, 2007

No longer, not necessarily

“There is a deep knowledge gap separating the Arab and Islamic nations from the process and progress of contemporary global civilization,” said Abdallah S. Jumah, the chief executive of Saudi Aramco. “We are no longer keeping pace with the advances of our era.”
-- from Saudi King Tries to Grow Modern Ideas in Desert. That would be "no longer" in the sense of "since about the 14th Century" (CE); a "no longer" like the "not necessarily" in the phrase about the war going to Japan's advantage.

P.S. 31 Oct: Jason Burke on The Values Monarchy.

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