Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Worthy Talk…

The Unsung Heroes of Lebanon 

Since ancient times, Maronite political figures who adopted positions opposite to their sect’s mainstream, using common sense rather than populism, have brought about greater good. However, they consistently have been reviled not only by rivals but, specially by their own.  In 17...

Displaced Revenge, a Lebanese Tradition ...

When recently Pascal Suleiman was found slain and suspicions that Hezbollah operatives had killed him, using Syrian footmen, the street mob went after innocent Syrian workers. Refugees who live in their midst, work in construction, and till the orchards and, do the ‘little jobs’ that Leb...

High Priests of False Hope: Wilson and O...

Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the U.S. (1913-1921) is remembered, on the world stage, as the champion of ‘self-determination’. The principle that called for any group of people, with the same political aspirations, to have the right to create its own independent gover...

The Myths and Realities of the Federalis...

Why is Arab Nationalism not taboo while Federalism is, in Lebanon. Nasserism, Unity with Egypt, prior to that, Unity with Syria, and today solidarity of all fronts against Israel is the dominant slogan of Lebanese politics, but Federalism is not. Whilst all these currents and schools of ...

The Road to Serfdom

One country boasts of its ancient civilization being the cradle of codified laws and justice, an oasis of culture, art, and poetry and the center of knowledge and power before all other great centers of the Old World (Athens to Rome). That country is presently ruined. A government of pup...

This Administration is Stuck and can’t G...

The Biden administration is struggling what to do next in the Middle East mud. At its early days in office, both in the White House and at Foggy Bottom, the Biden team dubbed MBS a pariah while the Houthis were taken off the terrorists’ list. Netanyahu was sidelined but, the Mullahs in T...

The Way Forward

A recent research paper by the prestigious Harvard Growth Lab, led by Prof. Ricardo Haussmann, issued on November 29, 2023, presents a rational diagnosis of Lebanon’s monetary, financial, and debt crises and offers few practical resolutions for tackling such triple disaster and the way f...

On Winning and Losing

Reading and watching Israeli media one can sense, from all sides left-center-right, that the war is excruciatingly tough and, holds unpleasant surprises including the post-war status of Gaza and the West Bank. Conversely, reading and watching Arab media, you have a feel that the fighting...

Tell me a Story …

So, the Iranian Ayatollah denied any involvement in the Hamas-led terror attack on Israel of Oct 7th. No one asked him to offer such a denial, no one suggested it, as he was under no obligation for doing so. We’ve rarely seen the Ayatollah offer free denials when it concerns the State of...

A Cure, or a Great Party……something Gott...

There is a schizophrenic, hypocritical, and somewhat bipodal attitude amongst the failed class of Lebanese politicians, or that cast of people that calls itself as such because the word ‘class’ bestows upon it something it seriously lacks and will never attain in this, or other lifetimes...

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