Do you know that Lebanon’s economy in 1992 was more prosperous than Lebanon’s economy in 2020? Unheard of. Can you imagine? Lebanon was doing better AFTER 15 years of bloody civil war than after 30 years of peace ruled by the mafia.

I explain why in this video.

The Slow Factory (@theslowfactory) under the leadership of the magnificent Celine Semaan (@celinecelines) recently hosted “Calling Home”, a symposium to help our diaspora and the international community better understand the situation in Lebanon and how we can bring about collective action.

This was my intro to the symposium where I was entrusted with explaining the political situation by answering the question «how did we get here?»

Please watch below.

 

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