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Death of a Statesman – Birth of a Martyr

Martyrdom and Memorials in Post–Civil War Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

popular neighbourhoods. All the Lebanese sects engage in the iconography memorialising slain leaders and cadres. Yet, none are bigger and more imposing than the images of the late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. During the decade since his assassination in

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Edited by Soheila Shahshahani

commemorative space, a national symbol to be respected every year by international and national visitors. The author places Rafiq Hariri’s tomb along other such monuments to measure its importance, and he does not overlook the ways in which on a day-to-day basis

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Falling Apart Together

On Viewing Ali Atassi’s Our Terrible Country from Beirut

Ira Allen

. 2 It is worth noting that the Syrian revolution had its precursor, in a sense, in the 2005 upheaval following the assassination of Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Widely held to have been Syria-sponsored, and perhaps linked to efforts by Hariri

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Inside and Outside the law

Negotiated Being and Urban Jouissance in the Streets of Beirut

Ghassan Hage

of the civil war in 1990 and the liberation of South Lebanon from the Israeli occupation in 2000. It was before the assassination of the former prime minister, Rafic Hariri, which signaled a return to a downward spiral of deteriorating social