Robert Fisk, Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War
My time in Lebanon felt much like this, I became obsessed by reading about the country’s recent history. My final night I sat up until the small hours, devouring the final chapters of Pity the Nation.
When I woke in the morning, throwing open the curtains revealed the Mediterranean stretching out. Behind me rose the snow-covered mountains of the Mount Lebanon Range. In between, a strange mix of Palestinian refugee camps, huge commercial investment, pockmarked buildings and hip bars.
This is a country I want to come back to.