Ep.219 (Video): 'The Lebanese Predicament' with Bashshar Haydar


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6:21 One Year Marker 22:35 Appetite for Change 35:31 Prisoner's Dilemma 54:10 Easier to Challenge? 1:06:45 The IRA Example We're with Bashshar Haydar for Episode 219 of The Beirut Banyan. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/JBRahiGFwkA We discuss his recent Center for Global Policy piece 'The Lebanese Predicament' and examine why voters repeatedly elected the same parties and leaders into power. Our conversation looks at the 'prisoner's dilemma' facing Lebanese and the role communal insecurities play in prolonging the status quo. We also reflect on the one year marker of the October 17 Uprising. Bashshar Haydar is a Professor of Philosophy and the Mohammad Atallah Chair in Ethics at the American University of Beirut. The Center for Global Policy article - 'The Lebanese Predicament' is accessible below: https://cgpolicy.org/articles/the-lebanese-predicament/ And the 'Al Modon' 'piece referenced can be viewed here: https://www.almodon.com/media/2019/10/30/نجل-الشهيد-محمد-شطح-للحريري-كنت-رهينة-حزب-الله Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.beirutbanyan.com Music by Marc Codsi. Graphics by Sara Tarhini.

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