Monday, August 22, 2005

In his classic The Arab Cold War, Malcolm Kerr famously commented how Arab politics was "fun" in the 1950s and 1960s. It was no more fun, he lamented. I just read in my CD archive issue of the Lebanese right-wing An-Nanahr daily in January 1966, that the Syrian government organized fund-raising campaigns around the country to help fund the overthrow of the Jordanian government. You know what I mean?