Howdy folks. I’m back in the saddle after a snowy Christmas in Chicago and several days spent trying to characterize (in 1200 words) the Middle East in 2009, for a piece in The National. It’ll be out this Friday.
In the meantime, I seem to have caught an acute case of yearinreviewitis, so I thought it might be profitable to discuss the year that was. What do you regard as the most important developments in Lebanon in 2009? Obviously, winning the Guiness record for the biggest plate of hummus was the most significant one, but were there other, less visible, features that you think made a significant difference in one way or another?