Tag Archives: Talal Arslan

Two dirty words on Egypt.

[I am moody today.] Friday February 11, 2011. Mubarak resigns. Second Arab despot so far who won’t be regretted (regardless of whether Islamist democracy is better than military dictatorship). The best part about that are some Lebanese who were overexcited … 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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