A wise man once said, “Pity the nation divided into fragments, Each fragment deeming itself a nation.” This philosopher was Khalil Gibran.
Throughout my education of the Middle East, I have found no better phrase to summarise Lebanese politics with such clarity. Today, thankfully, the nation’s hostile strifes have calmed. Whilst the ice is still thin, this country’s culture is booming behind closed curtains. From sports to film festivals, music and all other forms of art, Lebanon is quickly turning into quite the hub for cultural diversity.
Beirut already has the flashing lights. All it requires now is recognition for its feats.