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Hookah and its Freedom Promises. How, beyond today's obscurantist "globalization", hookah is doomed to shape our future.
The post is based on comments on a seminal article by Roger Lesgards: Résister par la création culturelle [Resisting through Cultural Creation]. Le Monde Diplomatique, Dec. 2001, page 28.
Among other worthy quotes towards the end (free translation):
Neither Coca-Cola nor jeans nor Nike [The Observatory on Hookah or Health noted that the founders of The Sacred Narghile site recently agreed on also adding : "Facebook"!], nor even the Internet, will be able to reverse the trend. Nor will those networks of satellites pouring images and sounds everywhere.
Such a tragic trend will be overcome only through our personal ability to live shoulder to shoulder with the Other [The Observatory on Hookah or Health added there: “Never forget the multi-century rite of passing the suction hose around - always to the right!” and “Never smoke alone (or not so often..)!”]. This ability just means open-mindedness and the Other as a part of ourselves…
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