Crossing the Gulf
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on May 20, 2008
Yesterday I received this jpg of the latest issue of Time Magazine, from the Europe edition:
Argh. Its a striking cover – some bright graphic artist has used bullets to replicate the Dubai skyline. And the title of the “special report” is cute: “A Gulf Apart: the Divided World of the Middle East”.
But the contrast between Lebanon and the Gulf, like the article itself, is a bit shallow. And it seems to be justly irritating a number of Lebanese bloggers, including M. (Or maybe its just that we all received this jpg from the same source :).)
At any rate, Time has a number of good correspondents active in Lebanon – meaning that this “special report” should have more substance and less fluff. And at a minimum it should acknowledge that much of the Gulf’s success has been due to the hard labor of Lebanese expats!