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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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Proud To Be An Arab?

I’ve been hanging out a lot with a Lebanese fellow lately–néyim éyim as we say ‘chez nous.’ He’s adamantly Maronite from Mount-Lebanon and has an issue with being called an Arab. To most Westerners, the Arabic-speaking countries are called the Arab … Continue reading

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