Lebanon: The fractured country whose internat wars have become international pressure points. A country in which the rich water-skied across the penthouse-lined harbour of the capital to the sound of snipers’gunfire from militias in nearby shantytowns. A nation ruled by politicians whose real power was based not in the processes of government but in their families and armed followers. A country whose land has been coveted and invaded by neighbouring states. A nation which was one of the Mediterranean’s most prosperous trading centres – only to become a target for invasion and the scene of terrible massacres. “Lebanon, The Fractured Country” explains why the fate of one small nation is now of international importance. David Gilmour traces the causes of the current conflict back to their origins, and draws on his own first-hand experience of life and war in Lebanon to give a clear and compelling account of the fractured country’s scarred history.
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