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DG Reading Club: The fall of Beirut


Daisy Mohr talks with us about her long-form feature for issue 40 of Delayed Gratification about the aftermath of the explosion which destroyed a swathe of central Beirut in August 2020. Daisy’s report combines optimism about the extraordinary resilience of Beirutis with an analysis of the systemic failures that leave Lebanon so open to corruption – and in danger of becoming a failed state. Including:

  • How ordinary Beirutis cleaned up their city in the absence of help from authorities
  • The new brain drain that threatens Lebanon’s future
  • The chances of those responsible for the explosion being brought to justice

A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
Creative Review

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
The Telegraph

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
The Telegraph

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
Qi podcast

The UK's second-best magazine” Ian Hislop
Editor, Private Eye
Private Eye Magazine

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme