Against the Grain

Against the Grain – August 9, 2006

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How should the left view Hezbollah? Is it a terrorist organization as the US government claims? Is it the face of anti-imperialism in the Middle East? Or is it more complex than that? Lebanese Marxist Gilbert Achcar and cultural anthropologist Lara Deeb discuss Hezbollah’s rise at the expense of the left and the prospects for a renewed secular radical left in the region.