The mood swing that overtook Lebanese politics after the events of the 14th of March manifested itself in the cultural sphere with a resurgence of local-international cooperation, and Western countries in particular. A reflection on a cultural month in Beirut, not capital to a Lebanon of factions and leaders, but the capital city of an idea living under the threat of assassination.
Today, there are some 12,000 civil society organizations and associations in Lebanon that receive funding from an almost limitless number of sources. If you can believe it, an anonymous American “source” pays a monthly wage to every Lebanese rap singer. Is their any point in questioning the benefits of the “foundation”?