Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

You would think that a year after the October 17 uprising, in which the country was led off the cliff, Lebanon’s ruling politicians would offer us an apology and some steps to restore hope. Instead, they brought back to power the prime minister we overthrew.Saad Hariri’s nomination ‘coincided’ with his supporters heading to downtown Beirut and setting fire to the “revolution fist”, marking Hariri’s return literally over the ashes of this uprising. But more importantly, the October uprising was against corruption, sectarianism, ineffectiveness, and the rule of vested economic interests; things …

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