File - Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil attends an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers of the Arab League, on November 9, 2015 in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE)
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Nineteen centuries later, that someone could be very busy, even essential, in the uncharted waters of Lebanese politics.The Foreign Ministry should immediately recruit men or women for the job, to be embedded with our flying Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil. Such a personality would have been entertaining in different circumstances, but actions so unbefitting to a statesman at these turbulent times are detrimental to all.However, a good read – perhaps on the plane or in transit – of Machiavelli's 16th-century political treatise "The Prince," could do wonders to further the minister's explosive career.
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