Sectarian with a New Vision

Gemayel was aiming for national unity when he was killed

During his five years as TIME'S bureau chief in Cairo, Wilton Wynn frequently covered the fighting in war-torn Lebanon. Now the bureau chief in Rome, Wynn was back in Lebanon last week when Bashir Gemayel was assassinated. A few days earlier, Wynn had obtained the only interview with Gemayel after his election as President, and the last one, it was to turn out, that the Christian leader was to give. Wynn's impressions of the man:

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