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Worldwide covid-19 is causing a new form of collective trauma

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The dereliction of American diplomacy

Aug 13th 2020 THE AMERICAN embassy escaped the blast in Beirut’s port unscathed. Many Western countries either have missions in the city centre or diplomats who live in the area. The wife of the Dutch ambassador was killed, as was a German diplomat. But America’s embassy sits in the mountain village of Awkar, five miles […]