Semi-Daily Journal Archive

The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Yes, Hezbollah Won. Lebanon Lost and Israel Lost.

A letter to Pat Lang:

Sic Semper Tyrannis 2006: Mon Colonel:

I was struck by a photos of a female Hezbollah supporter in yellow T shirt and tight jeans... with hair blowing in the air... sitting on the shoulder of an equally modern male Hezb supporter ...

Long gone are the days of exclusive tchador covered women and ferocious bearded men... The NEW Hezbollah has Christian, Sunni, alcohol drinking, hip-hop listening, atheist, anarchists, bourgeois patriots.

HN understands the limits of his appeal and the open-sky potential of his movement. Forget the Islamic-state utopia and embrace Israel's enmity and the idea of a strong and honorable state.



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