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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Young `Ali Farzat
Son of Muhammad Zu`bi, the Minister of Information in the government of Salah Jadid, sent me this (I cite with his permission): "A young teenager was brought to my father's office in the ministry of information and asked for a job as a cartoonist , father talked to him then asked him to draw something and the teenager did , dad was impressed and hired him. This is a dark dark day and I hope this regime who has done nothing but benefit a corrupt elite is overthrown as soon as possible.
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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