In the catalogue of Middle East-centered weblogs, you might want to look at this new effort by Tony Badran, a Lebanese friend who is a doctoral student at New York University. It's raw and sometimes over the top (Robert Fisk is a "blabber-mouth", Syrian minister Bouthaina Shaaban authors "junk", a Jonathan Raban passage is "utter bullshit"); it?s frantic; it?s great fun; and it?s blissfully insolent when it comes to Arab nationalist myths.

Plus, anyone who quotes Reason authors at will as does Badran and refers to yours truly as ?indispensable? merits a plug.