Beirut: Signs of Postwar Politics

Beirut signs

Posters along the former green line calling for “real change.”


After years of foreign/militia rule, the Lebanese navy reasserts itself through this poster featuring a group of scowling teenage boys. “We’re back!” reads the caption in the lower left. Should we feel threatened or reassured?

Beirut graffitti

Let’s hope the rest of the country is also past that stage.

This group is calling for the secularization of Lebanon, which is still run under a confessionalist system whereby political power is distributed proportionally among religious communities.
This entry was written by Patrick Donovan , posted on Saturday July 24 2010at 12:07 pm , filed under Africa and Middle East, Politics, Public Space and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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