Monday, April 22, 2024

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Henri Curiel

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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 orch...

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 i...

A Cure, or a Great Party……something Gotta Give

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 n...

Let the Bells Toll

Lebanon is at a crossroads, again. Some cynics say that there are no roads left, and lesser crosses than in the past, to even mention crossroads. Such wordplay is not mere humor but a reality in a country where sectarian divisions have reached new h...

Vichy and Lebanon, faces of the same coin.

When France surrendered to Germany in the early period of WWII, the most decorated officer of the French army Phillipe Petain, made a conscientious (though treacherous) decision to execute the Armistice Accords with the Nazis on June 22, 1940. His, ...

Hezbollah’s Pyrrhic Victory

What Bashir Gemayel could not deliver, namely a peace treaty with Israel in 1982, and what Rafik Hariri could not offer, namely joining a bandwagon of Arab States willing to swap land for peace with Israel in the mid-1990s, Hezbollah did! Hezboll...

Federalize or Agonize !

From 1624 to 1642, under the influence of Richelieu, the Kingdom of France tried to centralize power in the hands of Louis XIII by “Breaking the Powerful”. The French termed the matter as ‘Cassez les Grands’ meaning to crush the Nobles who were chok...

Beirut’s Block Blaster

Today is Remembrance Day of the Beirut Port Blast which occurred tragically at 6:08.18 pm on August 4th, 2020, and killed 232 people, injured 7000 civilians, caused material damage to a further 300,000, whilst wiping out more than 15% of Beirut’s re...

Anatomy of a Presidency

This article could solicit many reactions. Few might review it with disdain, others with scorn, and even more with frustration. The more reactions it would stir, the more it would have served its purpose. Many could read it with apprehension when in...

Plus ça Change…

Lebanon has just completed its latest cycle of parliamentary elections, and that’s a good thing, right? For the observers of the country, from foreign diplomats to donor nations to multinational organizations, an election is always viewed positively...

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