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Thursday, 20 December 2012
Les Champs Des Morts En Syrie
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Given the panem quotidianum offered by the world's press you are no doubt expecting, from the title, some heartfelt deploring of "the killing-fields of Syria." Surprise!

"Les plus avenantes, les seules promenades souvent des grands villes (en Syrie) sont leurs champs des morts; on y cause, on y mange, on y fume, on y flirte." (Melchior de Vogüé, 1875, in Littré).

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Posted on 12/20/2012 8:10 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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