TITLE

Right and Left in Lebanon

AUTHOR(S)
Lewis, Bernard
PUB. DATE
September 1977
SOURCE
New Republic;9/10/77, Vol. 177 Issue 11, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explores the religious implications of the civil war in Lebanon. View that the cause of the civil war is socioeconomic; Failure of journalism to perceive the power of religious and communal loyalty in the affairs of the Middle East; Opinion that it is difficult to distinguish state and Islam; Demographic distribution in Lebanon; History of the relation between the Lebanese Christians and the Western world; Establishment of a special regime "Règlement Organique" to save Christians from Muslims; Contribution of Lebanese Christians to secular nationalism in Arab; View that with increasing popularity, nationalist movement became more religious and less national; Information on political power of Jumblatts, a Muslim ethnic group; History of the Christians' organization "Kataib"; View that the terms like right and left are ambiguous to identify ideas and ideologies.
ACCESSION #
9591942

 

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