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The Emergence of A New Lebanon: Fantasy Or Reality
The Emergence of A New Lebanon: Fantasy Or Reality
Edited by Edward E. Azar
Praeger, 1984, 302 pp.

This book addresses questions which are constantly changing their shape with the course of events. Nevertheless, the authors know the Lebanese scene uncommonly well. The chapters on the Lebanese army and the sectarian militias are outstanding. The conclusions are generally pessimistic. The old Lebanon is beyond revival, and whether there will be a new one at all is open to serious doubt.