Fighting for Western Values

Amin Gemayel talks about his country and its neighbors

He had spent the afternoon in the besieged mountain town of Suq al Gharb. His head bare, his sleeves rolled up and his flak jacket worn with an almost sporty air, the young President was the fighting image of his embattled country. He told his troops that for the first time "Mohammed and Antoine were behind the same barricade." The Muslim and Christian names that President Amin Gemayel so deftly joined are symbols of what makes Lebanon unique in the Arab world, while the word barricade...

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