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The Runaway to the Future

Constructing the Myth of an Asectarian Lebanon in Postwar National Currency Images

Yasmine Dabbous

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

Sadik J. Al-Azm

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