To a Muddy Death

In the June edition of New English Review, the good doctor relates the rise and fall of the former head of the Lebanese National Bank, Riad Salamé.

Riad Salamé had only done in a relatively acute way what governments and bankers in many countries in the west had been doing chronically and in a slightly different way for decades. To recognise the crooked foolishness of what the Lebanese banker had been doing would be to recognise their own crooked foolishness.

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