April 13, 2014
The End of Lebanese Exceptionalism
Rami Khouri, Daily Star
The Associated Press
For most of the recent era of independent Arab states, Lebanon has always been the exception to the rule. From the 1950s it was always the lively, open, liberal and freewheeling place where other Arabs came for exile and safety; or where Arab regimes fought their ideological battles through the Lebanese press or militias that they either backed or funded to a large extent.
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