But Amendment 89 was primarily needed because the floor set by the old constitutional formula
was unworkable, not because the ceiling wasn't high enough.
America's constitutional formula
was designed to keep the state neutral, not hostile, to religion.
Arguing that democratization is an ongoing process, fundamental to human social evolution, rather than a fixed constitutional formula
, and calling for a new compromise between capital and labor that emphasizes the importance of solidarity and reconstructs an internationalism that does not divide and conquer neighboring regions, The Liberal Virus is actually a razor-keen warning of how wrong-headed intervention can be as poisonous as imperialism once was.
A constitutional formula
was established to ensure a greater number of lay participation than clergy.
and Iraqi officials said yesterday that they believed the constitutional formula
would be acceptable to Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the Shiite religious leader whose opposition could undermine the nascent order.
Summary: Kataeb Party leader Sami Gemayel expressed his frustration at the current constitutional formula
Sunday, and called for the transformation of Lebanon into a federal state.