What does The Arabian Nights have to say about contemporary politics?

434—436 The pilgrim and the old woman Last week, I briefly mentioned the tale of ‘The Pilgrim and the Old Woman’ (Night 434) and her preference for liberty over a tyrannical ruler: What is your country like?’ she asked. ‘We have spacious and roomy houses,’ he told her … ‘I have heard of all that,’ … Continue reading What does The Arabian Nights have to say about contemporary politics?