Monday, July 4, 2016

Lebanon's history via pop culture 73

Pools and sunbathing and trips to the seaside and skiing in the same day. The wonder that was Beirut. Real or imagined does not matter, for there is a place, forever in us, to believe that it was what it was, even if – not just politics that lead to war – but also difference in income and social class matters too. In the words of someone involved heavily in the war: “I did not even have the money, not to participate in what going on, but simply to pay the taxi fare to go see what was going on”.