Friday, May 18, 2007

Interview about Hezbollah

The Chronicle: Daily news: 05/18/2007 -- 04: Author of New History of Hezbollah Sees an Evolving Party and a Need for Dialogue: "In his new book, Hezbollah: A Short History (Princeton University Press), Augustus Richard Norton, a professor of international relations and anthropology at Boston University, provides a succinct account of the group's rise from the chaos created by Israel's invasions and occupation of Lebanon in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which ended only in 2000. Mr. Norton also explores the origins and political orientation of the group, now led by the Shiite cleric Hasan Nasrallah, in a complex web of religious and political identities in Lebanon -- with a special emphasis on the role of Shia Islam in the organization."

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