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100 1  Mackey, Sandra,|d1937- 
245 10 Mirror of the Arab world :|bLebanon in conflict /|cSandra 
250    1st ed. 
260    New York :|bW.W. Norton & Co.,|c©2009. 
300    309 pages :|bmaps ;|c21 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent. 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia. 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271) and 
505 0  Author's note -- Maps -- Introduction -- A collection of 
       tribes -- The hollow state -- The Palestinians : victims 
       and villains -- Woe be to the state -- Identity in pursuit
       of a nation -- The rise of the Shia -- A tale of four 
       countries -- Islam as politics -- Afterword -- 
       Acknowledgments -- Selected bibliography -- Index. 
520 1  "Like many Arab countries, Lebanon's population possesses 
       no common identity strong enough to resolve internal 
       struggles pitting tribe against tribe, religion against 
       religion, sect against sect, or region against region. Nor
       have Lebanon's hollow central governments been able to 
       prevent foreign powers from fighting proxy wars within its
       borders. Adding to the instability of the state is 
       virulent discord resulting from the clash of modernity 
       with centuries of tradition, the gaping divide between 
       rich and poor that drives the disenfranchised to seek 
       social justice through political Islam, and the essential 
       need to turn a fragile conglomerate of shifting alliances 
       within the boundaries of a state into an economically and 
       politically viable nation." 
520 8  "It is this tumult in Lebanon that 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. No less importantly, a healthy 
       examination of Lebanon's relationship with Iran proves 
       instructive with respect to both Arabic and Western 
       vantage points. Awareness and understanding of the Arab 
       world's unique circumstances and pressures are the first 
       steps towards resolution, cooperation, and solidity on all
650  0 Palestinian Arabs|zLebanon. 
650  0 Shīʻah|zLebanon. 
650  0 Religion and state|zLebanon. 
651  0 Lebanon|xPolitics and government|y20th century. 
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