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Mirror of the Arab World: Lebanon in Conflict

ISBN: 9780393062182
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2008-03-17
Number of pages: 320
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"A vivid picture of the crushing difficulties faced by every Arab government."--Kirkus Reviews

The security of the West is threatened by escalating turmoil rising out of the Arab states is Lebanon, a small, tortured country poised uneasily between East and West. Improbably, this most unique of Arab states has much to teach about the Arab world. Like many Arab little sense of common identity and no strong central government.

The tumultuous history of Lebanon illuminates not only the challenges that Arabs pose to themselves but also the fear and hostility that arise in response to perceived threats from the West. Awareness and understanding circumstances and pressures are the first steps toward resolution, cooperation, and solidity on all sides.

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