Tuesday, September 05, 2006

In the path of Hezbollah, book review.

The book is written by a very prominent scholar, Dr Nizar Hamzeh who used to be the political science department chairperson in the American University of Beirut and who works at the moment in Kuwait.

The book is a very objective and scholarly depiction of the inner working and organization of Hezbollah. It methodically dissects all the aspect of Hezbollah, explaining the theological basics that govern all its activities from recruitment to the hierarchal organization, shedding some light on the special relationship linking Hezbollah to Iran.

Additionally, the author presents a very elaborate categorization of all the organization and subdivision of Hezbollah. Like its media arm consisting of Al Manar TV, Al Nour radio station and several other print media outlets, or the Jihad al Binna organization that is currently handling the reconstruction efforts, or even its armed forces.

The author based most of the book on a very thorough and comprehensive research using books by Nassrallah himself, and direct interviews with several high-ranking officials (like Naim Kassem, Nassrallah's second in command).

"In the Path of Hezbollah" is a must for anyone who wants to learn more about Hezbollah from a very reliable, objective and accurate source, without being drowned in the current media blitz.

If you are interested check the book out on Amazon, the link is on the right side of my blog.

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