Lebanon Under Seige

By News Dude,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2007 9:22 PM CDT
Lebanon Under Seige
Lebanon Sidon, Crusaders castle   ((c) nd_architecture_library)

(Newser) – Economist Middle East correspondent Max Rodenbeck takes us on a painful amble through the history of modern Lebanon.   He sees Lebanon as a Manichean society where the wealthy live next to the poor, the religious coexist (sort of) with the secular, the pro-Syrian are at odds with the pro-Israeli.

Rodenback concludes that, while there are many internal squabbles and lots of polarization in Lebanese society, ultimatley the Palestine conflict drives all issues and dictates the future. (Read more Lebanon stories.)

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