Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The clash of civilizations....

Photo credit: Karl Zeenny
So El Sorrentino - an Italian restaurant - opens its Terrazza, and what do you get? An orientalist dream of a woman smoking chicha (or hookah) dressed in an Arab turban (hmmmm, OK, Italian fashion house Prada was trying to make it fashionable a couple of collections back, maybe that's the origin of it)... But seriously, Samuel Huntington should inspect this closely (not that his original theory was worth anything since his whole classification system was mismatched), never since the time of Emir Fakhreddine did Lebanon get so close to Italy. Now if only this made sense, any sense at all!....
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