What's Next for Lebanon?

Oct 22, 201939 minutes

Protests roll on in Lebanon against a Government seen as corrupt and out of touch.

On Monday the Prime Minister agreed to a series of concessions including withdrawing new taxes and halving politician's salaries.

But will it be enough to take the people off the streets?

It's too early to tell. Eliza thinks the Government will probably hold on but the political class has been shocked by the spontaneous protests.

Also on this episode, Geraldine renovates her kitchen.

And the best books of the 21st century.

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Ross Douthat on Trump in NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/19/opinion/sunday/trump-turkey-syria.html

The Eulogy Documentary http://theeulogy.com.au

20 Best Australian Books of the 21st Century https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=5877:2019-abr-fan-poll&Itemid=1758&idU=5

"She Said" Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/586563/she-said-by-jodi-kantor-and-megan-twohey/

Geraldine interviews Jodi Kantor about "She Said" https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/me-too---the-inside-story/11529064

"Catch & Kill" Ronan Farrow https://www.amazon.com/Catch-Kill-Ronan-Farrow-ebook/dp/B07TD413RV

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