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Nowheristan's Well-connected Emperor is Starting a Revolution, One Neighborhood at a Time

In a country unable to elect a president, one man continues to reign as a self-appointed emperor. Michel Elefteriades is a well known and occasionally controversial figure in Lebanon, a former militia leader turned producer and king of Beirut’s nightlife. Having grown up through Lebanon’s civil war and seen his nation unable to shed the ghosts and divisions of its past, he is a man in search of a new way of doing things. Sporting a cane and a potent sense of the absurd, step forward...

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