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W halla2 la weyn? The Intellectual Anemia of the Opponents of the Orthodox Law.

I am neither a proponent nor an opponent of the “Orthodox Law” (OL). I am simply asking for an adult discussion about this highly interesting phenomenon in the history of contemporary Lebanon. I am asking for an intelligent national debate … Continue reading

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An Unorthodox Proposal (or how to get it over with the usual self-labeled “secularist” blabla).

To all the self-righteous and hypocritical, holier-than-thou moralizers who say the “Orthodox Proposal” is sectarian, here are some points to reflect on. Does the Orthodox Proposal contradict the Lebanese Constitution? Some claim it contradicts Article 27 of the Constitution which … Continue reading

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On Minister Boutros Harb’s “Sectarian” Law Project.

As the “bloody” new year is kicked off with the ghosts of the sacrificed Coptic Christians in Alexandria, Egypt, here are we, again, lamely debating “sectarianism.” On Thursday, December 30, 2010, Lebanese Labor Minister Boutros Harb handed out a draft … 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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Two Short Stories on Lebanese Sectarian Dynamics (in French, English text coming soon, I hope).

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 7:33pm Propos recueillis le 5 mars 2010, dans les locaux de l’Université du Havre, Le Havre, à 17h50. MN, né en 1982, grec-melkite catholique de Ras-Baalbeck, Beqaa, Liban. Doctorant en informatique à l’Université du Havre. … Continue reading

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