Here’s what’s making me sane in my reading today. In Lebanon, the ongoing deterioration of living conditions has been devastating. First, the Lebanese lost their savings, then they lost their homes in an explosion in Beirut, and now they are losing stability, food and medicine. They even risk their future, with young people searching for permanent exile. Therefore, among them, it has become a recurring question: will Lebanon survive as a nation or will it plunge into utter anarchy and obliteration?
This is, in my opinion, sadly becoming more and more possible. The current political debate surrounding the creation of a new government led by Saad Hariri has brought yet more division to the formerly united March 14 Coalition, which had previously forced Syrian troops to leave Lebanon in what now appears to be the Jurassic period.