Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Lebanon - resolving the clash of civilizations

Michael J. Totten writes about his recent trip to Lebanon and finds some very encouraging signs. This one stood out for me.

Beirut may be the only place in the world where you can buy a necklace with a Christian cross and a Muslim crescent moon fused together as one. It's an unofficial symbol of Lebanon's nascent national unity. What other country would even think of making something like this? I've never seen one before. But now I own two. After growing up in the 1980s with sectarian Beirut as the poster child for urban disaster zones, it was really something to see.


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