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We Are Fine in Gaza. How Are You?

In celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Communist Party in Syria and Lebanon, the Palestinian singer and writer—Khaled El-Hibr sang these words:We are fine in GazaHow about you?We are fine under attackHow about you?Our martyrs are under the rubblesOur children now living in the tentsAnd they ask about youWe are fine in GazaHow about you?….The sea…

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Beirut Diary

Beirut Diary, April 2010   Walking into Beirut this spring was like walking into history. Not ancient history, necessarily, but the history of the city which is the history of Lebanon, pulled apart between “western” and “eastern” poles. Being in the city evokes the memory of people who lived there. Writers, intellectuals, activists, and artists from all…

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