Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

newyorker.com: MES Faculty Elias Muhanna's "Letter from Lebanon"

Writing for the newyorker.com's literary blog, Elias Muhanna tells the story of remarkable public outcry over the mysterious destruction of a landmark bookstore in the Lebanese city of Tripoli. "Today," he writes, "the bookshop’s ordeal has become, at least for the moment, a hopeful allegory for Tripoli and, perhaps, for the country itself."

January 16, 2014