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Thomas Friedman
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"Lastly, it is a book about the people in Beirut and Jerusalem themselves, who, I discovered, were going through remarkably similar identity crises. Each was caught in a struggle between the new ideas, the new relationships, the new nations they were trying to build for the futures, and the ancient memories, ancient passions, and the feuds that kept dragging them back into the past." (Chapter 1, p. 10).

"Despite the initial reluctance of the Sunnis and Shiites to be drawn into the Maronites' Greater Lebanon, their leaders eventually reached a political understanding with the Christians in 1943 that enabled the Lebanese republic to become independent of France. The Muslims agreed to abandon their demands for unity with Syria, while the Maronites agreed to sever their ties with France and accept the notion that Lebanon would be an "Arab" country. This unwritten agreement, known as the National Pact, also stipulated that the...

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