Talk:George Antonius

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Though born in the Mount Lebanon area, Antonius was not Lebanese or Egyptian. He was born in what was then part of the Ottoman Empire known as Syria. Rump-Syria was not further partitioned by the French - thus creating Lebanon - until several years after World War One. I don't know whether Antonius would prefer that his nationality be identified now as Palestinian, Syrian or simply Arab, but it is clear from his writing that he objected to the colonial partitioning of Syria and, indeed, the partitioning of the entire Arab portion of the former Ottoman Empire. He would certainly not retrospectively identify himself as Lebanese. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:58, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

I've reinserted, sourced this time, the fact that there is an annual lecture in his memory at St Antony's College, Oxford. I contend that this is noteworthy. The entry on Lord Reith, for example, includes a reference to the Reith Lectures.Manormadman (talk) 10:15, 7 September 2017 (UTC)