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THE BEST JOKE OF 2012? BY CELEBRATED AUTHOR AND COLUMNIST, KHALID KISHTAINY

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But tell me, how did you die?”

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR, FEBRUARY 2013

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On our website we post a selection of articles and interviews that appear in the magazine. For the complete edition you may subscribe to receive the magazine either on our

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THE VIEW: THE REGION

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Khouri describes Mali as “dramatic and important, but not really historic. It will not shape the region for years to come, but rather only reflects trends that have percolated around the world for decades.”

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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As

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“FROM THE TRAGIC TO THE COMIC” BY CELEBRATED AUTHOR KHALID KISHTAINY

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Khalid Kishtainy, author, translator and broadcaster

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THE VIEW FROM LIBYA

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Libya’s political leaders must not mistake the lack of demonstrative political pressure to address the issue of national reconciliation as a sign that all is forgiven. Dealing with our past is akin to treating national internal bleeding whose symptoms might not be immediately apparent to the naked eye but whose long term consequences for the health of Libya’s body politic can be extremely harmful.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR December 2012

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This week I have built up a library of such photographs in my mind, images of dead and horribly injured Palestinian children in Gaza. Some of them so brutally battered by the force of the artillery that rained down upon them, they were pulled from the rubble looking more like dirty, broken, discarded dolls than anything that ever drew breath. Yet each of these babies was, perhaps only yesterday, loved and treasured. Today, they are – at least to the world outside Gaza – merely statistics.

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THE SHOE CALENDAR – by Khalid Kishtainy

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I remember it well. I put the letter in the post box on the same day Muntazir Al Zaidi threw his shoes at President Bush. I remember it well. How could I forget that?”

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THE VIEW: by Dr. Nawal El Saadawi

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A journalist asked me: “Is sexual harassment against young women due to sexual hunger among young men?”

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LETTER FROM CAIRO DECEMBER 2012 from Maria Golia

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Happiness is a beautiful woman that becomes a prostitute, he explains, because Sadness has convinced people they can buy her. In the end, Sadness murders Happiness and people in high places say she had it coming.

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