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Beirut has suffered a catastrophe that will live long in the memory – and the repeated betrayal of its citizens is a travesty

Lebanon's people face a terrible mix of long-term economic ruin, a pandemic and now a devastating explosion.

All presided over by a ‘government’ unworthy of the name, says Robert Fisk

  • Independent

Τhere are some moments in a nation’s history which are frozen forever.

They may not be the worst catastrophes that have overwhelmed its people.

Nor the most political.

But they capture a society’s endless tragedy.

Pompeii comes to mind, its Roman confidence and imperial corruption suddenly overwhelmed by an act of God – so…

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