Posted by: sean | June 20, 2007

Norton’s new book on Hezbollah

I picked up a copy of Augustus Richard Norton’s new short history of Hezbollah the other day, and so far, it’s pretty good. I’m only on the second chapter, but from the little I’ve read, it’s pretty solid. Although one thing is certain: at 159 pages, it certainly is a short history.

Here’s a piece of trivia that I didn’t know: in the late 80s, when Amal and Hezbollah were fighting, Nasrallah’s brother Hussein (who is a fervent Amal partisan) was actually on the front lines fighting against Hezbollah.

Otherwise, here’s an NPR interview with Norton available for streaming. 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: