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"Beirutees love of decadence and glamour easily exceeds their desire to have a city with functioning infrastructure. And there is something in this that gives me hope for civilisation. Another people, facing what the average Beirutee faces on a daily basis, might be happy to kowtow to the spirit of the West and simply do what European cities do. Buses, trams, metro, proper internet, banking approved by the IMF. Until the city becomes merely a consumerist reflection of its former self."

Love this! Even if living there for locals might not so easy?!

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