Monthly Archives: October 2010

Reply to Meir Zamir’s “Émile Eddé and the Territorial Integrity of Lebanon.”

Not a billet d’humeur for once, but a “scholarly-ish” post. I discussed an article, written by Israeli historian Prof. Meir Zamir (teaches at the Department of Middle East Studies and the School of Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), with … Continue reading

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Erections In All Directions.

#7 Thing I like About Beirut: It’s a city full of surprises! Every time I come back to Beirut, I am surprised to see new buildings… disappearing, here and there, and newer buildings being erected to replace them. I am … Continue reading

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Why We’re Stupid.

Please allow me, at first, to ask for your forgiveness for such an arrogant title. I have criticized, in previous posts, those who treat others of being “stupid”, considering that no one owns the absolute truth about anything. Pleading for … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s Civil Rights Act.

I learned many things while I was in Atlanta, Georgia, this summer. Beside being the “Home of Coke” (the Original Coca-Cola formula was invented there by John Pemberton in 1886), Atlanta is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s place of birth. MLK, … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost.

This is a thought on emigration. Sitting at the Deux Magots, Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, having coffee and breakfast with Joy, a high-school friend of mine. I am living in Paris, she’s living in Montréal. Both born in wartime Lebanon, raised … Continue reading

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Talking Esthetics.

Let us put politics aside for once and talk esthetics. I have a lot to say on the obsessional relationship of Lebanese women with their physique–not that I am really affected or annoyed by it. In fact, I am even … Continue reading

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Cute Pictures of Citizen Hassan Nasrallah.

(click to enlarge) By the way, don’t you think sayyed Hassan looks like actor Jack Black–if you add a turban and a well-grown/groomed bear (and of course if you change the haircut) to the latter? Take another look:  

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