Tony Homsy, S.J., is a Syrian Jesuit from Aleppo studying theology and digital journalism at Saint Joseph University in Beirut.
Demonstrators wave Lebanese flags during an anti-government protest on a highway in Jal el-Dib Oct. 23, 2019. The Oct. 29 resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri followed 13 days of massive country-wide demonstrations. (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tony Homsy, S.J.November 05, 2019
Conditions in Lebanon have been so bad for so long that most people seemed to have come to accept a profound level of government dysfunction. But this summer a series of difficulties—from wildfires raging across the countryside to a national shortage in fuel—highlighted the costs of government