September 18, 2005

“We Don’t Have Camels Here”

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The romance of Araby is famously, powerfully, intoxicating. T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) is the most well-known Westerner who fell under the spell of the Arabs, and there are a host of others: Gertrude Bell, Alfred Thesiger, and Freya Stark to name just a few. I’ve spent just barely enough time in the Middle East and North Africa that I get it. Partly it’s the siren call of the exotic. Partly it’s the Arabs’ code of hospitality that makes them, truly, the most pleasant people in the world to travel amongst. Most of all, for me anyway, it’s a great big undefinable X Factor that simply must be experienced to be understood. It will either wash over you or it won’t, and if it won’t then that’s that.

Even so, I do not intend to “go native” when I move to Beirut. I recently read Robert Kaplan’s The Arabists which is, I think, a pretty good inoculation against that sort of thing. Many of our Middle East diplomats end up being more like, say, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States than the United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

I am an American, and I will remain an American in both identity and outlook. However, I’ve spent enough time in Arab countries to know they deserve something of a defense in the West. I didn’t realize quite how true that really is until I started telling everyone I’m moving to Beirut.

First of all, let me say this. I know exactly what Beirut means in the popular American imagination and I fully understand why. Watching the 1975-1990 civil war on the news made a powerful impression on me when I was growing up. In some parts of my mind Beirut is permanently wired together with images of blood and fire. It doesn’t help that car bombs still occasionally explode in that city today.

I was there for a month in April. Whenever I returned to the city from a tour of the countryside and I saw road signs that said “Beirut,” my stomach twisted up into knots. I was based in Beirut and I knew it wasn’t anything like a scene of constant carnage. No bombs exploded while I stayed in the city. Beirut feels (almost) perfectly safe when you’re in it. From a distance it looks far darker and more dangerous than it actually is.

More people were murdered in Portland this year than were killed in Beirut. Yet I don’t fear for my safety at all in this city. I don’t worry that I might be shot when I go downtown. No one who lives here does. I certainly wouldn’t leave Portland to get away from our murder rate. Ours, low as it is, is still higher than Beirut’s.

The war in Lebanon has been over for fifteen years. The Syrians are out, and it is more or less a free country. Hezbollah is still there, but they only control small pieces of it. Beirut is a good time now. Monot Street, along the formerly war-shattered Green Line dividing the east side from the west, is now the hottest and most fun nightlife street in the entire Middle East.

Back in the day Beirut was called the Paris of the Middle East, and it’s being called that once again. Actually it’s more like the Amsterdam of the Middle East. It’s the one place in the region where damn near everything is legal and hardly anything is taboo. If you’re looking for booze, gambling, and hookers on your next holiday, you can do a lot worse than go to Beirut, believe me.

Anyway, here’s the thing. When I tell people I’m moving there almost everyone I know is shocked and appalled. Some don’t believe me and I have to repeat myself. “Yes, I really am moving to Beirut.” Their idea of the place is frozen in 1982. “Paris of the Middle East” is not what comes to their minds.

Around one-third of those I’ve talked to ask me if women wear burkhas in Lebanon. No, they do not wear burkhas. No one ever wears a burkha in Lebanon. The overwhelming majority of women, Christian and Muslim alike, wear modern clothes without a veil or a hijab. I did not see a single veiled woman in a month, not even in the conservative Muslim villages. Only half the women in even the ultra-conservative Hezbollah-controlled areas bother with the scarf over their hair. The rest look and dress like Italians.

One guy I know actually asked me if they have electricity in Beirut. He figured they probably have it, but he wasn’t sure. I hardly knew how to tell him that Beirut is vastly more modern, cosmopolitan, and sophisticated than his hometown of Boise, Idaho.

Most people are shocked that it’s possible to get a drink in Beirut, and they flat-out don’t believe me when I tell them the nightclubs and bars are better than most of ours in the United States.

Here’s a conversation I had over and over again with different people in Lebanon:

Local Person: Welcome to Lebanon! Are you enjoying your stay?

Me: Yes, thank you, Lebanon is a wonderful.

Local Person: You know we don’t have camels here, right?

Me: (Laughs.) Yes, I know. No camels in Lebanon.

Local Person: Everyone thinks we have camels. This is a modern country.

I’m going to write a great deal about the bad things in the Middle East, including the bad things in Lebanon: Hezbollah, squalid Palestinian refugee camps, Baathists, Islamists, “honor” killings, terrorism, secret police, knee-jerk conspiracy theorists, and all the rest of it. But I’m going to write about the good things, as well, the things that make the Middle East a pleasant place to visit and even (in some places) to live. I want to write about all of it, at least as close to all of it as one person can manage. I feel I owe it to the people whom I’ll be living and traveling amongst. They deserve fair and honest representation, and they certainly won’t get it from AP and Reuters reporters who write about little except bombs and explosions. But I owe it to myself as well. If, in the future, fewer people over-react to my travel plans as though I have a crazed death wish, that would be nice.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at September 18, 2005 03:03 PM
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Y'know, Michael; it's precisely for the reasons you cite that your going to Beirut and, hopefully, keeping your faithful blogreaders well up on what you see and experience, will, one hopes, turn out to be a significant benefit for us all.
As you point out, most Americans, if they think about Lebanon at all, probably only conjure up either stock "Romantic Araby" cliches, camels and all; or visions of violence and warfare, c. 1980.
We anticipate that you will be instrumental in helping us over this myopia (good luck, btw, Americans in general are pretty ignorant of anything that goes on in foreign countries) - Godspeed, and keep blogging!

Posted by: Jay C at September 18, 2005 03:59 PM

It was sad to see some of the insulting and nutty comments in the last section. Don't let them get you down, Micheal. What you are going to, as I see it, is give the good people of Lebanon a voice in Amercia, which must be something they strongly want.

Advice to you and everyone else who comments on this site. Ignore the nuts (as opposed to the reasoned people who disagree) completely. I mean do not respond to them in ANY way, not even implicitly. This kind of pest haunts the bulletin boards of hobbyist sites. They start flame wars over collectable bottlecaps fer-christ-sake. They are neurotic cranks and want attention. Don't give it to them and they will go away. Cliche adviice, but cliches are usually true.

Thanks for everything you do.

Posted by: Ed Blair at September 18, 2005 04:37 PM

If, in the future, fewer people over-react to my travel plans as though I have a crazed death wish, that would be nice.

Perhaps you could have this conversation with whoever wrote your previous post. ;-)

Posted by: Swopa at September 18, 2005 04:48 PM

As a somewhat regular blog reader of yours, I'm looking forward to your dispatches from the "Paris of the Mediterranean." As a middle aged Southern Californian, I'm thinking "Totten already lives in Portland... And he's LEAVING?"

Do one last sanity check, with a casual afternoon sipping coffee somewhere downtown (and perhaps a full neurological workup). And then, Godspeed. We'll be reading you wherever you land.

Posted by: Crid at September 18, 2005 05:51 PM

Being a born-n-bred Idahoan (ahem) and now living across the river from you, I'll simply repeat what I wrote when you first announced your plans:

Cool! Looking forward to it!

Posted by: cardeblu at September 18, 2005 07:02 PM

I will be very interested to read your posts on the subject, as I try not to have misconceptions about other cultures... which often means, when somebody says, "I'm moving to Beirut for a few months," my mind does a search and comes up with utterly nothing.

Some people think they don't have electricity? Geez, people in deepest backwater Africa are getting cell phones* (admittedly, they have to power them from generators)— so why do they think a large-scale city is powerless?

*Very cool tangent about that. A lot of times, landlines are impractical, so cell phones are connecting rural Africa at an amazing rate, leading to such things as a woman who runs a fish business without ice or refrigeration; she pens the live fish in the stream and prepares them to order, always fresh.

Posted by: B. Durbin at September 18, 2005 10:44 PM

Okay, now I'm worried. I'll just bullet point some ideas for consideration, in no particular order.

  • Do not take hospitality that seriously. Yes, it's pleasant (and occasionally, tiresome). But the important thing to remember is that it's not about you. That is, the point of ostentatious hospitality is not to make you, the guest, feel good, but to demonstrate to themselves, the hosts, that they know and understand proper behavior and are prepared to live up to their social demands.
  • If everybody's nice to you and listens to your opinions and nods and seems to agree, chances are you're just not being taken very seriously. Polite agreement can equal dismissal and being talked to as if you were an idiot in sore need of education can be a sign you're being taken seriously. If someone takes it upon themselves to educate you, listen carefully.
  • Just because someone seems to speak English don't take everything you think you hear that literally. This is meant linguistically, not politically. I'd advise disregarding intonation entirely, pay attention to the words and not the tune.
  • Remember that you don't know the culture well enough to recognize danger and that danger doesn't necessarily look like what you might expect.
  • Actually living in a different culture (as opposed to visiting) means learning and following the local rules. There are times where you have choose between being right (by your standards) and getting what you want. Many people who are prepared to cut a short term visitor slack won't be nearly so tolerant if you actually live there.
  • Learn the language, learn the language, learn the language. You won't get that far in six months, but every little bit helps (and the fact that you're taking the language seriously can help make the case that you should be taken seriously yourself).
Posted by: Michael Farris at September 18, 2005 11:09 PM

You might wanna skim thru Pelton's 'dangerous places' before leaving. Its out of date, but interesting.

Posted by: Raymond at September 18, 2005 11:23 PM

Michael,
The Arabists who become more Arab than American are just insecure. They never felt comfortable as what they were in America, and feel a sense of righteousness in taking up a cause opposed to the that shunned them.
You're not going to have that problem. I don't think I've ever met a person more proud to be from Oregon. Or someone who makes other insecure about not being from Oregon. JK :)

Beirut is a really easy city. It takes awhile to get to know Lebanon. Perhaps a year and a half if you are involved in anything besides getting to know Lebanon. And the people who do come to Lebanon to "know it" all get side tracked by the propagandists of every persuasion we have here.
But for all of Michael's readers, he already knows that. He's gotten an incredible head start, and will probably be able to bump it up a notch.

Other commenters,
It's odd that in Lebanon you can freely express your opinion about Israel. In fact, the Lebanese all expect the foreigners to love Israel. When foreigners claim they think Israel is an evil country, the Lebanese just don't believe them.
But visitors quickly realize that most Lebanese don't like Israelis for tangible reasons. The West Bank and Gaza do not enter the conversation. It's all memories of the war and the occupation of the South until 2000.
Then again, as I noted above about propagandists, there are plenty of Lebanese who like Israel, worked with Israel, and think that Lebanon and Israel should be strategic allies.

Posted by: lebanon.profile at September 19, 2005 02:42 AM

MJT,
I flew into Beirut a couple of times in 1982 (just dropping off/picking up people at the airport, never got into the city at all), before the Marines were killed. I remember thinking what a beautiful setting for a city, with the mountains in back and the Mediterranean/beaches in front, and how pretty it would be if things ever got straightened out.

Posted by: exhelodrvr at September 19, 2005 08:08 AM

Beirut is hardly a dangerous place, relatively speaking. It's probably a good deal safer, unfortunately, than Jerusalem. Most major South American cities are far more dangerous. And Scotland apparently leads the world in violent crimes (excluding murder). So don't be too worried.

As far as "going native" - if you keep your eyes and mind open your perspective will change. That doesn't mean you have to become Juan Cole, in the Arab world there are also a large range of perspectives and opinions, going "Arab" doesn't mean you have to agree with Edward Said on every point. Expats are often also prey to the other danger, the "Kurtz syndrome" when they decide that the natives are hopeless beasts who can never rise above. I saw a lot of this in Russia, where unsucessful expats would blame Russian "laziness" and "chronic untruthfulness" for their own problems getting along.

May you find the middle road.

Posted by: Vanya at September 19, 2005 08:52 AM

"Welcome to America! We don't have cattle here; we're a modern country!"

Honestly, what do the two things have to do with each other?

I mean, I could see "we're a primitive country; instead of indoor plumbing, we have camels: to flush the toilet, please have the hotel dromedary spit in the bowl."

Posted by: stutefish at September 19, 2005 08:54 AM

MJT says "If you’re looking for booze, gambling, and hookers on your next holiday, you can do a lot worse than go to Beirut, believe me."

And am I to understand your wife is not going with you? You either have an incredibly strong and trusting relationship, or she is amazingly naive.

Posted by: Vanya at September 19, 2005 08:55 AM

Vanya,

My wife is going to visit at Christmas and I am not going to pick up hookers. They are available in my own city, anyway.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at September 19, 2005 10:23 AM

I'll be interested to read about your ideas of "going native" after you've spent a couple of years your chosen country.
Too many expats, "going native" simply means you're proficient in the language, you eat the food and you've stopped harping on how locals go about their lives as if it were your birth right.

Posted by: Scot at September 19, 2005 11:11 AM

I didn't think you would pick up hookers. I was just thinking the combination of the many beautiful Lebanese girls and the "24-hour party people" atmosphere would make a lot of wives uncomfortable. If Beirut is anything like other "second-world" hotspots, such as Moscow or Buenos Aires, there are a lot of beautiful intelligent women eager to find a Westerner who can take them out of the country, so be careful.

Posted by: Vanya at September 19, 2005 11:17 AM

Scot,

I'm not moving there permanently. Only for six months...for now, anyway. I am married and my wife cannot go with me. She owns a business. After she sells it (a year or two from now) we may live abroad indefinitely. She has already lived as an expat in East Asia and is not afraid to do it again.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at September 19, 2005 11:33 AM

I have spent much time among the Arab minorities in Israel (Druze, Bedouins, etc), and can attest to the genuineness of Arab hostility. Westerners may be suspicious of it, because it has no real equivalent in the West. In Germany, people don't invite others into their home unless they've known them for twenty years. In Arab countries, there is a relaxed, unconditional acceptance of the stranger that is utterly beguiling. It is a generosity that is also part of their own self-esteem.

Of course, it must be said that much of the burden of hospitality is borne by the women. How many of us could call home and say "honey, I'm bringing home another stranger, so prepare a multi-course meal"? More than once I thought I detected a pissed-off expression on the face of the women who were serving me hand and foot, but I may have been projecting.

A few small pieces of information. If you are being hosted and are bringing a gift (always a good idea), try and ask an Arab friend what to bring. Some things work better than others, and there's no way for you to know.

Don't sit with one leg crossed over the other, so that the sole of your shoe is exposed. This is considered very rude, particularly if there are religious people present.

Overeating is a serious occupational hazard for anyone writing about Arabs. Delicious food will be forced upon you mercilessly. Plan for it, or you will gain twenty pounds. Fortunately, this is probably the most serious risk you will encounter.

Posted by: MarkC at September 19, 2005 12:19 PM

"Beirut is vastly more modern, cosmopolitan, and sophisticated than his hometown of Boise, Idaho"

Totten, you obviously haven't been to the Cactus in Boise.

Posted by: Mike#3or4 at September 19, 2005 12:28 PM

Well I hope that your writtings about the good things outnumber those about the bad things.

We are a small country that realy needs every bit of support and help, specially after being free from Syrian and Israeli occupation / presence.
peace
Khaled
http://foraunitedlebanon.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Khaled at September 19, 2005 01:19 PM

Drudge linked to a Pew Poll done in several countries. The most anti-Jew country was "moderate" Jordan... where the people are more militant than in Iran and Iraq... with a 'moderate' gov't and 'state run newspaper'.
#2 on that list? LEBANON.... how it outpaced Syria I don't know?
Most positive towards Jews or least negative the Netherlands which was also the most suspicious of Muslims... Is that where Van Gough was murdered?

Mike

Posted by: Mike Nargizian at September 19, 2005 02:14 PM

Michael,

Good Luck!

(Sounds like you could make a killing as a Camel importer - just a thought).

Posted by: SoCalJustice at September 19, 2005 02:25 PM

Michael
Lebanon is a nice place to visit and beirut is the paris of the middle east go have fun you will be safe, and the lebanese like the american too so don't worry. nice place, nice poeple, and nice weather just enjoy your trip.

Posted by: souhaieb at September 19, 2005 02:59 PM

In defense of Lebanon, only two percent of respondents expressed support for Al Qaida, while in Morocco support for Al Qaida dropped from 49 percent in 2003 to 26 percent in 2005.

Posted by: Carlos at September 19, 2005 03:17 PM

Welcome! Lebanese are always proud when real foreigners (as opposed to Lebanese diaspora or Arabs) come to visit them! Don't forget to enjoy the nightlife and the beaches!

Posted by: Vox P. at September 19, 2005 03:52 PM

Hats off to you, Michael.
Not too many people in the blogosphere are willing to put their beliefs to the test in another country. Afterall, it's so much easier to stay at home and be a parchute moralist. And so much harder to learn what it's like to be an American living in a strange land.
Cheers,
Scot

Posted by: Scot at September 19, 2005 04:05 PM

Vox P.: Don't forget to enjoy the nightlife

Thanks for the welcome. I promise you I will not forget to enjoy the nightlife. That would not even be possible.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at September 19, 2005 04:11 PM

Vanya,
"I didn't think you would pick up hookers. I was just thinking the combination of the many beautiful Lebanese girls and the "24-hour party people" atmosphere would make a lot of wives uncomfortable. If Beirut is anything like other "second-world" hotspots, such as Moscow or Buenos Aires, there are a lot of beautiful intelligent women eager to find a Westerner who can take them out of the country, so be careful."

We're not Russia gal! Actually, keep you orientalists (Eastern) European clichés to yourself! you should know that most women are reluctant to leave Lebanon for cultural reasons (they love the place) (and it's a problem for a lot of Lebanese guys living outside who'd like to marry a Lebanese girl, not that I care) and when they do, there's a huge number of Lebanese guys living abroad and with dual citizenships. But I would say that many girls are looking for a guy since there's a huge sex ratio gap so Michael be careful... (sure!).

Posted by: Vox P. at September 19, 2005 04:12 PM

My wife is going to visit at Christmas and I am not going to pick up hookers. They are available in my own city, anyway.

Where, where?!?

Just kidding!

Sort of. ;-)

Posted by: Sokrates in Portland at September 19, 2005 04:16 PM

I meant that there's mores girls* not guys, not for guys, we're not in India or China! The feminist international has decided to exterminate Lebanese macho men :) According to the CIA factbooks the sex ratio iq 0,92 but it's even lower if you take the educated higher classes that are more likely to emigrate.

So try to be faithful (who are you trying to fool man?)

Posted by: Vox P. at September 19, 2005 04:20 PM

Mike;

Your poll probably reflects the fact that both countries have large numbers of Palestinians. And, of course, the ill-conceived Israeli invasion of Lebanon didn't win many friends, although it was initially encouraged by the Christian leadership there.

Posted by: MarkC at September 19, 2005 09:46 PM

Michael, you haven't mentioned in a LONG time how your Arabic is coming, or not.

Learning Slovak was a huge help in Slovakia, despite the fact that so many educated folk spoke some English. I suggest tapes, listening and repeating, and many repeats. Plus learning to read/ vocabulary. More vocabulary and pronunciation, less grammar, is more short-term efficient.

Back from Sofia, also full of lovely E. European girls. I think Nairobi is more dangerous than Beirut, I'll be going there for a Kenyan week in Oct.

Keep lots of notes/ journals; YOU could be the first author of "the definitive" book on the Lebanese revolution. The world needs such a book... Not exactly a travel book, but a political evolution/ travel book is likely to be extremely popular. And e-book self publishing is ever more reasonable.

Posted by: Tom Grey - Liberty Dad at September 20, 2005 12:30 AM

And good luck, take care, use Skype to talk to your wife at internet cafes (you'll be 10? 11 hours early?) -- your morning call before she goes to bed?

It's prolly worth it to get broadband for your house, if you don't already.

Posted by: Tom Grey - Liberty Dad at September 20, 2005 12:33 AM

MARK C
There are lots of Palis in Jordan and Lebanon true but I think it also shows that there is a lot of anti-Jew fostered sentiment in these 'moderate' countries and the PC Liberal media will never acknowledge - quite the contrary they're "moderate" countries. What passes as ok there in typical conversation and newspaper articles etc... is not publicized enough, only by MEMRI. And then we'll hear the bullcrap about why "they hate us" etc... policies lol!!
Also remember that Jordan where the gov't may be more moderate or reasonable is the same place where the population has voted down SEVERAL TIMES aboloshing honor killings.... moderate lol....

<Michael T - I've mentioned a few times that I would like to join the trip to Lebanon for a week or two, at least acknowledge my serious offer please.

Posted by: Mike Nargizian at September 20, 2005 08:28 AM

When I lived in Indonesia, every male thought America was the land of "free sex."

So the misinformation cuts both ways.

Posted by: Aaron at September 20, 2005 09:22 AM

Mike,

If you really want to visit Lebanon, email me.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at September 20, 2005 10:58 AM

Michael,
I did. Thanks.
Mike

Posted by: Mike Nargizian at September 20, 2005 03:51 PM

Don't forget Paul Bowles.

Good luck.

Posted by: slickdpdx at September 20, 2005 05:06 PM

Mike,

I did not get an email from you. Be sure to send to michaeltotten001 at gmail dot com.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at September 20, 2005 07:39 PM

Resent to that address. Sent it to yahoo - I assume your old email?
Mike

Posted by: Mike Nargizian at September 20, 2005 08:42 PM

I'll be waiting for those articles.. I'm curious to read about a foreigner's perception of Beirut. I never underestimated the power of the foreing media in shaping the way most people feel about the Middle-East. Anyway, let the Lebanese savors spread through you.

Posted by: Eve at September 21, 2005 11:03 AM

Michael, It s good to see that you are coming with an open mind .People in Ireland still think I am mad to be living here. The bombs this year have not been helpful in changing that opinion however the visitors I have had loved the place even if they hated the Driving. The thing to remember is that the Lebanese are Lebanese and even when they seem to be English or French educated they still have what we like to call Lebanese logic. Soemtimes that can be very frustrating but mosltly it reminds you why you came here in the first palce and that is to experience the country and people. Enjoy your trip.

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