A New Age of Empire? Arab ‘Anti-Americanism’, US Intervention, and the Lebanese Civil War of 1958

@article{Labelle2013ANA,
  title={A New Age of Empire? Arab ‘Anti-Americanism’, US Intervention, and the Lebanese Civil War of 1958},
  author={Maurice M. Labelle},
  journal={The International History Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={35},
  pages={42 - 69}
}
The U.S. decision to send 14,000 marines to Lebanon during the civil war of 1958 exasperated Lebanese peoples. The American military intervention, as a result, contributed to a cultural process in which many Lebanese began to imagine the United States as an “imperial” force, inheriting the legacy of Empire in the Middle East and stepping into the shoes of former European imperial powers, Britain and France. While admiring U.S. values and cultures, Lebanese anti-colonialists, nationalists, and… Expand