(First published in An-Nahar October 30, 2018) A couple of years ago a major political party had a monumental change of leadership. Mind you, this wasn’t due to an expiration of his term limit, because of a clause in the party’s constitution. In typical Lebanese fashion, this was because of the previous leader dying or moving to bigger [...]Dan Azzi
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
(First published in An-Nahar October 22, 2018) “Remember, if you believe it, it’s not a lie.” George Constanza Most people don’t know that a tomato is actually a fruit not a vegetable. It took my attending a Botany course at AUB for me to learn this very useful tidbit of information, which comes in handy when I’m short cash and need to [...]Dan Azzi
(Originally published in An-Nahar November 19, 2018) November 22, Any Year Dear Jiddo, You’ve been deceased for 30 years, but I’m hoping one day a time machine would deliver this urgent message. I pray it gets to you before you join the demonstration against the French mandate, 75 years ago. As we celebrate this day with the mandatory [...]Dan Azzi
(First published in An-Nahar Oct 13, 2018) I was a kid in a small town, Damour, and I’d hear about this terrible disease, when people would make the sign of the cross, whispering solemnly, “Flen has the disease whose name cannot be uttered. May Allah deliver us from it!” In fact, several people, with the complicity of the attending [...]Dan Azzi
(Originally published in An-Nahar October 2018) Most so-called local economic reports read more like (bad) poetry, rather than providing actionable intelligence. One such report on real estate, from a few years ago, said: [...]Dan Azzi