Lebanese apartheid

On February 9, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Lebanese Apartheid by Belén Fernández   At the start of the May 2008 crisis in Lebanon, a Palestinian-Lebanese friend and I drove from Beirut to Tyre and were stopped at a burning tire roadblock on the outskirts of the capital. A contingent of men descended upon the vehicle demanding to know if it contained any […]

The Emperor’s Messenger Has No Clothes: Belén Fernández Dresses Down Thomas Friedman

On April 27, 2012, in Uncategorized, by admin

What’s scary about Thomas Friedman is not his journalism, with its underinflated insights and twisted metaphors. Annoying as his second-rate thinking and third-rate writing may be, he’s not the first – or the worst – hack journalist. What should unnerve us about Friedman is the acclaim he receives in political and professional circles. Friedman’s New […]