Calling Out Europe: Where Is the Diplomacy of Truth? Posted on January 9, 2018 by Gatestone Institute :: Articles The "Lawrence of Arabia" syndrome goes back to Old Europe. It is the snobbery of people who become enamored with exotic cultures. There is a romanticism surrounding the Middle East, associated with magic carpets and Aladdin lamps. But with that Click here to read the full article on its original website.