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A Massacre and Lebanon's Law of Vengeance

Charles Glass
Board of Contributors
Nov 28, 2018 | 11:00 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri greets supporters in Beirut on Nov. 22, 2017.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri greets supporters in Beirut on Nov. 22, 2017. Squabbling between al-Hariri, a Sunni, and Shiite Hezbollah has hindered the formation of a government almost seven months after parliamentary elections were held in May.

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They say that if you think you understand Lebanon, you should think again. When a Lebanese wants your attention, he or she simply asks, "Do you want to hear a story?" Everyone wants to hear a story. Here is one to explain something of the tribal, feudal past that Lebanon has yet to escape....

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