Michael Totten

Foreman's Dispatch from Lebanon

If you haven’t yet had your fill of reading about Christopher Hitchens getting smacked down on Hamra Street with me and Jonathan Foreman in Beirut, Foreman has now published “his version of the story”:http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/1057/full in Standpoint.
If you are tired of reading about that little incident, “read his piece on Lebanon anyway”:http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/1057/full. There’s a lot more to it than that, including: a visit to a warlord who keeps his automatic pistol atop the New York Review of Books, a trip to a mountain fortress that looks like a modernist prison, and Muslim girls who tweak both Dad and the Party of God by wearing spray-on jeans in the Hezbollah dahiyeh.