|Dimensions||23.4 × 15.6 cm|
Dr Salem puts forward a forceful argument for the sovereignty of Lebanon, the role of scientific research in higher education and the question of education in Lebanon and the Arab World; he reflects on the Lebanese war, offers intelligent insight and analysis of the subsequent political situation in the region, suggests solutions, and laments the actions taken to quell the violence. As a clinician and a humanitarian, Salem offers the reader his advice and insight on healthcare, medicine, cancer, life and death. As an Arab-American and a Lebanese citizen forced to leave his homeland, he describes his grief, and offers sound counsel to all those who live as a member of Lebanese Diaspora. This is the first time a selection of his speeches, interviews and editorials, spanning almost twenty years, have been published together.