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Lebanon Doesn’t Need Heroes

The destiny of the well-intentioned citizen leader need not always be that of the martyr.

Ten or even 20 years ago, the protests unfolding in Lebanon would have led news bulletins around the world—what is more compelling than large portions of the population of this small, schismatic, but strategic state united in…

  • Fadlo R. Khuri
  • The Atlantic

In a matter of days, the exasperated Lebanese protesters, waving the cedar flag that once symbolized our divisions, have declared an end to the Taif Agreement that enshrined confessional rule in 1989.

The Lebanese Civil War finally ended on October 17, 2019.

The sectarian mind-set did not disappear in the…

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