Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bling-bling Beirut on a Goblin’s Palm.

I observe with regret that the youngsters of my age, and the younger generation as well, have no acquaintance with the name of Kamal Youssef el-Hage–an important Lebanese philosopher abjectly assassinated for his ideas at the beginning of the war. … Continue reading

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Junblats & Arslans, Champions of Arabism!

On the benefits of etymology in the sociology of identity… Since the days of Kamal bek Junblat (1917-77) and Emir Magid Arslan (1908-83), it seems that the Lebanese Druze community is increasingly keen on demonstrating and asserting its Arab identity, … Continue reading

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Salim Nassar is not to be trusted, neither in 1976 nor in 2010.

So we all know now that Henry Kissinger’s alleged reply to Raymond Eddé in June 1976 is a hoax. The US embassy in Lebanon denied it, Carlos Eddé denied it, and its real author, Lebanese journalist Salim Nassar, denied it … Continue reading

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Merry Adha 2010.

Eid Adha Mubarak to all of you, and a thought for the sacrificed Christians in Iraq. Peace be on you.

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Kissinger’s Reply to Eddé: A Beautiful Hoax.

After the speech of sayyed Hassan Nasrallah last Thursday (November 11, 2010) and his quoting of a fake letter addressed by former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (1973-77) to the late ‘Amîd of the National Bloc Raymond Eddé in … Continue reading

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Time To Gay Up!

Hanging out in Beirut streets, bars, cafés, restaurants, nightclubs, fitness centers, an observation: Beirut is becoming the new center of Arab Gayry. (Does the word even exist? I made it up from “Jewry.”) Blatant. Hence my message to all Lebanese … Continue reading

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Whither Christian Lebanon?

Haven’t had the chance yet to get a hold of Kamal Dib‘s book, Hâtha-l-Jisr-l-‘atîq: Suqût Lubnân-l-masîhî? 1920-2020 (This Ancient Bridge: The Fall of Christian Lebanon?), Beirut, An-Nahar, 2008, 531 pp. Dib, a Lebanese-Canadian economist, has published several books in Arabic … Continue reading

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