Wednesday, April 27, 2005

You know that I think that the Economist is the best magazine there is. But I must confess that the quality of their Middle East coverage has been going down. Their recent article in the last issue on Shi`ite theological schools in South Lebanon is full of errors. They totally miss the point of Shi`ite politics in present-day Lebanon. Days after the issue was released, `Abdul-Amir Qabalan (whom they made to be a quasi secularist) was in Iran on an official trip. I say, the magazine needs a new correspondent in Lebanon.