Thursday, December 23, 2010

Notice how easy it is for Lebanonese to describe one of their own as "philosopher"

"Rihani was “the first Lebanese-Arab thinker and philosopher who wrote in English and Arabic,” says the younger Rihani. The issue of East and West was “voiced by Rihani” and revived the public’s awareness."  Rihani (whose writings I like from a literary point of view) was the first paid promoter of House of Saud in the Arab world.   And notice that all participants of this Rihani conference were...Lebanese.  Lebanon is a country where The King of Potato (Malik Al-Batata) is described as Philosopher of Potato Ethics.  (thanks Ahmad)