Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bush-Bin Laden: meme combat

In this article, Fawaz Traboulsi identifies strong similarities between fundamentalist Islamic movements (here Bin Laden's) and Bushism: they are both strong believers in neo-liberal economics. Is that why the Hizbullah-led Lebanese opposition has been unable to come up with a decent economic program as an alternative to the government's ultra-liberalism? A program to promote social equity?

By the way I strongly recommend Traboulsi's new book: A History of Modern Lebanon.

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