Bruce Anderson

I hope David Cameron will find time to drink the odd good bottle

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Back in 1989, a most unsatisfactory fellow called General Aoun started a civil war around Beirut in the hope of seizing control of the Maronite Christian portions of Lebanon. He ended up with political wreckage, which has endured.

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During the fighting, I spent a few days cut off in the British ambassador’s summer residence, watching the battle going on below.

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