The present in Lebanon reflects its past.
Alongside the wonderful cultural diversity that Lebanon enjoys, Lebanon still suffers from an identity crisis that is fueled by foreign politics and by a large number of opportunistic Lebanese politicians. Moreover, public administration mismanagement and corruption do not do the country any favours.
It is very surprising that a talented and highly educated people that have historically shone and are still shining in international skies, are torn internally and are unable to manage their internal conflicts.
70th birthday! Who knows what’s next? A phoenix rising out of the ashes, or a corpse preyed upon by vultures? Or maybe another re-incarnation with the same setup in a different body!