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To all my Levantine friends…

To all my Levantine friends (including more extended Levant to include Alexandria and the Aegean), please spread this article by Philip Mansel to your friends, etc. We have been destroyed by the idea of nation state; the rest of the world is becoming what we were –not us.http://www.levantineheritage.com/pdf/LMD_April2012_Philip-Mansel.pdf via To all my Levantine… | Facebook.

The messy multi-ethnic empire…

The messy multi-ethnic empire, the so-called Austro-Hungarian empire, vanished after the great war, along with the Ottoman neighbor and rival, and, to a large extent, sibling don’t tell them —to be replaced with the crisp and clean nation state of Austria. This would be the equivalent of moving New York City to central Texas, and […]