of adopting private sector friendly policies’ (Hariri 1999: 25).
This projected vision of Lebanon was emphasized in the postwar currency change. The 1964 banknotes, for example, were characterized by earth-like monotone shades, including light maroon, dark green and plum, while their successors
tire of complaining about being stranded in a Jew and stranger-ridden country that keeps lumping them with
38 Negroes, Blacks and other such inferior types. Rushdie describes London as "a Crusoe-city, marooned on the island of its past, and trying, with the help of a Man-Friday underclass, to keep