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Monday, January 25, 2016
What has Saudi wealth done to Arab culture?
Watch this video: do you see this pathetic man in suit and tie following Prince Sultan bin Salman? Do you see that pathetic smile on his face? He is a Lebanese poet/novelist by the name of Ahmad Ali Az-Zayn. This is a mere sample of poets, writers, academics, and journalists who have prostrated themselves to Saudi princes to become mere members of Saudi entourage.
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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