Monthly Archives: June 2010

Introduction à la spermatologie politique.

Lorsque Jean Sarkozy, fraîchement 23 ans, est élu administrateur de l’EPAD (Établissement public d’aménagement de la Défense), en octobre 2009, par un coup de pouce de son papa, président de la République française, c’est le tollé général. Je dirais même … Continue reading

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Nationalism 101.

My offensive language towards the ideology of nationalism in previous posts deserves, I think, a short explanation. Sometimes, established ideas in academia radically differ from pervading beliefs. To begin with, I am of those who believe that nationalism is an … Continue reading

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Ghassan Tueni: Wisdom & Good Sense, But…

Pierre Rousselin is editorialist in Foreign Affairs and assistant chief editor of the French news daily Le Figaro. Months ago, I read a post on his blog, Géopolitique, in which he cursorily reviews Ghassan Tueni’s latest book (co-authored with Jean-Philippe … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Pharisees: Tibetan Buddhist Version.

I came across this text three years ago and it immediately reminded me of similar passages in the New Testament where Jesus confronted the Pharisees. Which convinced me even more of the Holy Spirit’s universality across civilizations and historical periods. … Continue reading

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The real persecuted minority in France is…

The real persecuted minority in France are polite people.

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Letter to A Secularist Fellow-Lebanese.

My dear secularist fellow-Lebanese: I would have never imagined writing, in my life, an open letter where I would assume an anti-secularist stance. And yet, here we are, my God-loving friend, standing on opposite sides. Now that I am thinking … Continue reading

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Comparing Maltese and Lebanese Languages.

Monday, April 19, 2010 at 12:04am Here is a text in English with its Maltese equivalent and the Lebanese word-for-word translation; it’s a bad Lebanese translation but its goal is to stress the common schemes and words between the two … Continue reading

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