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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Karl Sharro: "The Phoenicians Invent Government"

Some lighter stuff as the cruise missiles may be fueling, though I think they're solid-fueled actually. The satirist Karl Sharro ("Karl reMarks") has a recurring Lebanese cartoon semi-series starring the Phoenicians Abdeshmun and Hanno. This one, from earlier this month, is called "The Phoenicians Invent Government," but seems appropriate not merely for Lebanon but for much of the current constitution-making in Egypt, Tunisia, and elsewhere. And may also be applicable to the US Congress.

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