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 […]
Ghosts from the past are not solutions to present problems.. Here’s a logic that appeals to many people: Our politicians today are corrupt and evil. Back in the day, we had real men. Men who sacrificed for the good of the republic. Men who gave our parents better days than the ones we have today. […]
It is a crime against culture, against heritage and against the future to keep rare books away from scanners.
Two Different people, one common destiny…
Killing such a high official in Hezbollah’s military arm could have been the Hezbollah equivalent of reducing Uranium enrichment to 5%.
One of the little things that makes Lebanon hard to love
Most security measures taken in Lebanese public places don’t actually work, but they’re important nonetheless.
Why “Greater Lebanon” would be a much better national holiday than “Independence Day”
Sooner or later, Lebanese politicians will learn the lesson politicians everywhere have learned: That sometimes a public apology is the least bad option.
Public expressions of support and a pragmatic acceptance of the important role the army plays, but suspicion lingers.