The Perils and Folly of the Populist Demonstration (Guest Post)

Guest author Johnny Kairouz writes about his concerns regarding the #YouStink movement Nobody Wins, Photo by Karim Mostafa What started out as a peaceful demonstration demanding a solution to the trash crisis has now turned into a myriad of demands that one cannot keep count of: demands for something as vague as “our rights”, the […]

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The Tyranny of Wael Abu Faour

“I ask everyone to stop their political and economic prostitution and debauchery, and to instead trust the government and its workers” Thus spoke our fearless Minister of health from his high horse, feigning surprise and playing at righteousness in the face of a business community that was blindsided by his brazen overreach. Minister Abu Faour […]

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Let the Newspapers Die in Peace

Newspapers all over the world are diminishing. Don’t make it harder for them… There has been an awful lot of snickering online recently, about how low the venerable Annahar has gotten in its quest for clicks. Aside from the fluff which has markedly increased, there is alarm among the intelligentsia that even their reporting quality […]

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On Moderation

As I’m watching the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) take over important parts of the levant, and as I witness Abdel Fattah al Sissi getting sworn in as Egypt’s president, I couldn’t help but think of “moderation”, an idea that is central to our political discourse in the Muslim world and central to […]

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