(The title of the book in English is: "Documentation of the Rule of Minister Professor Hassan Diab in the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education")

Caretaker Education Minister Hassan Diab has published a 1,000 page book about his two-year tenure in office.

The book, which reportedly weighs 2.6 kilograms, documents Diab's visits, press conferences and trips abroad. From what we've seen of it so far, the book comes off as more of a personal scrapbook than a historical record of his time in office.


(In a snapshot of the book taken by Al-Jadeed TV, Diab writes a comment below a photograph of Berlin that reads: “in front of Checkpoint Charlie, crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin. 13/12/2012)

There's mixed reports on how much the book cost to be published. According to Al-Akhbar newspaper, the Education Ministry spent $100,000 to publish 1,000 books. Meanwhile, almodon.com claims the ministry spent approximately $33,000 for 500 copies.

You know the old saying: "Those who can't do, teach"? Well my version of that would be: "Those who can't achieve, make books." Aywa!

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