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Beirut: Reinventing or Destroying the Public Space?

“The Garden of the Prophet”, Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran’s posthumous book, included the poem “Pity the Nation”, his most famous and that ends with the following stanza: “Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.” “Pity the Nation” might well be an eight-stanza history of Lebanon: Fullness of beliefs and emptiness…Read more Beirut: Reinventing or Destroying the Public Space? Posted on 23 May 2012 | 12:33 pm