‘Fasten Your Seatbelts, You’re Going Nowhere’

Lebanese masses are in the streets, demanding change. Proud of their unity, they call it a revolution. However, in this article Ahmed Julien Saade argues that the regime’s corrupt web means the uprising cannot enable any radical change. The author describes the contemporary Lebanese model of oppression, and the measures by which the state anticipates and prevents any meaningful transformation.

‘Fasten your seatbelts, you’re going nowhere’: The Five Pillars of Oligarchic Despotism