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Weekend Reading: Liberal Arts in the Middle East, Morocco’s Durability, and Lebanon’s New President

Protests take part in a rally called by the February 20 Movement in Rabat after a fishmonger in the northern town of Al Hoceima was crushed to death inside a rubbish truck as he tried to retrieve fish confiscated by police (Stringer/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of November 4, 2016.

November 4, 2016

Protests take part in a rally called by the February 20 Movement in Rabat after a fishmonger in the northern town of Al Hoceima was crushed to death inside a rubbish truck as he tried to retrieve fish confiscated by police (Stringer/Reuters).
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Ted Purinton and Allison Hodgkins argue that the Middle East needs to invest in the liberal arts as a way to foster a productive citizenry and combat violent extremism.

Sean Yom, writing before the recent wave of protests, discusses the weaknesses in Morocco’s supposedly durable authoritarian system.

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Ramez Dagher traces the steps that led to the election of Michel Aoun as Lebanon’s head of state and the resolution of the presidential crisis.

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