DG Reading Club: The fall of Beirut
Beirut-based journalist 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
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