From the Editors
It emerged today that the American satirical magazine The Onion is to sue Lebanon for unfair competition practices and for making its headlines look totally reasonable. The Onion is demanding millions of dollars in compensation, claiming that the small Mediterranean country has "ruined the business of writing satirical headlines." The magazine’s claim refers to a "sustained campaign of nonsensical but nevertheless real headlines" over a number of years, ...Keep Reading »
A fierce storm has been lashing Lebanon since Saturday. The storm has led to severe flooding and near-paralysis of the entire country. The country has not seen a storm like this for decades, some say millennia. Someone remembered a storm like this from a long, long time ago. A man from across the southern border had bought Lebanon’s entire store of cedar trees and used it to build a big boat. There were conspiracy theories, and some muttered that somehow the Jews seem to ...Keep Reading »
Karl Sharro blogs at Karl ReMarks.
"The spread of vineyards and the influx of French immigrants restructured the Algerian economy, but also resulted into the expansion of French control over Algerian territory. The development of the vineyard economy took shape through the forceful transformation of the indigenous land-owning structure from tribal to individualized property."click | email | tweet