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A Beirut River Park, Why Not?

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And, we continue to live in darkness…

While our dimwit, visionless, and completely corrupt politicians drag us further into the new dark ages, literally and figuratively, a country not too far from us basks in abundance of light! Denmark is one of the smallest countries in Europe, yet it ranks 21st … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain Returns to Beirut

Beirut is the next stop on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.   Bourdain describes Beirut perfectly.  He says, “It makes no damn sense at all in the best possible way, and you should come here.” While it’s absolutely true that Beirut makes … Continue reading

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The Armenian Genocide: Time for Turkey to Face Up to Its Own History

No matter how much Turkish leaders today try to sugarcoat the legacy of the Ottoman Empire, the result will always come out bitter. Turkish President, Erdoğan can bemoan European imperialism as much as he wants, but that will never whitewash … Continue reading

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What Arabs can learn from the Scots!

Israel has decided to officially recognize Arameans as a distinct nationality in the country’s population. It allows Arabic-speaking Christians of Israel to change their status from “Arab” to “Aramean.” This has created uproar among Palestinians, and other Arabs, accusing Israel … Continue reading

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What the Municipality of Beirut Can learn from New York’s Times Square

If this could be done on the busiest intersection in one of the most populated cities in the world, then what excuse does the Municipality of Beirut have?  The fact is that the people administering the affairs of our capital … Continue reading

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Rescuing the Beirut River the Korean Way

A picturesque river once ran through a capital city, but as the city grew, the river was buried under tons of cement. Does that sound familiar? For Beirutis it should, but I’m not writing here about Beirut’s ancient river, but about … Continue reading

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“A Letter from Beirut” by John Keane

John Keane, Professor of Politics at University of Sydney on Lebanon, Syria and the failure of the democratic world… “Does democracy have anything to do with the worsening humanitarian catastrophe in Syria? In recent days, in editorials and columns around … Continue reading

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Ranking near the bottom of the global peace index

While Hassan Nassrallah tries to “liberated” Syria, his own country ranks near the bottom of the global peace index.  Then again, the word “peace” is not in his dictionary. “Lebanon ranked 142 out of 162 countries in a global peace ranking, … Continue reading

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“The Lebanese Message” on BBC

BBC’s John Laurenson’s asks in this edition of Heart & Soul, whether the Lebanese Message, which Pope John Paul II exalted, can survive with the Christian population shrinking due to immigration and war threatening to spill over from neighboring Syria. Laurenson … Continue reading

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