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Lebanon's state institutions, unsturdy at best, are already troubled by the requirement that employees be split 50/50 between Muslims and Christians; many posts remain vacant because of the need for a particular sect -- if a preferred political affiliation is added to the job description, Lebanon might as well sign up to the failed-states' club.
Sometimes, I would run my fingers over a dusty and unsturdy table, or open a box, or maybe two, then sigh, and close the basement door.