Sunday, July 5, 2009
The National Human Development Report for Lebanon "Towards a Citizen's State" was launched a few days ago. The writers included Kamal Hamdan, who is considered to be a leftist economist. I didn't have time to go through the report yet, but Hamdan wrote an article about it in Al Akhbar, entitled "The Human Development Report: Social Rights and the Sectarian State", to press the to point that sectarianism needs to be abolished if social rights are to be gained by the Lebanese citizen. So far so good. But in this article, Abd el Halim Fadlallah, who is an economist close to HA writes a scathing critique of the report, basically accusing it of endorsing the anti-resistance discourse of March 14. Interesting.