Author: Ali Chalak

Beirut, Lebanon. (Karl Bou-Rjeily)
Revolution in the Neoliberal Wilderness

On a revolutionary event without revolutionary subjects, the reconfiguration of Lebanese capitalism, and the hydra-like Lebanese ruling oligarchy.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the presidential palace in Baabda after the fomation of the new government in January 2019. (AP/Hussein Malla)
People’s Budget: On The Separation of Politics from Economics and Wealth Production

The condition that Lebanon falls into is a product of a historical process that separated politics from economics through bureaucracy and technocracy.

Neoliberalism and the University

Parallel institutions, notions and models are thrusted into the body academic, displacing old established ones to the fringe along with the faculty body.

The Doueiri Affair and the Arab Intellectuals’ (Dire) State of Affairs

To the resentment of many (myself included), Doueiri resided eleven months in Israel for the.