A history of modern Lebanon, Fawwaz Traboulsi
- The Shihab reforms
- Dualities and divisions of the Hilu regime
- Social movements in the political quagmire
- Scapegoats and the spectre of Marx
- The Intra Bank crash
- PLO, security and polarization
Shihab's social and political project shaped the Lebanese political life for at least a decade. After the stabilization of the country and the return to national unity, Shihab's main task was to build 'the State of independence' in Lebanon and to achieve social and economic development. He indeed, had a very egalitarian view of what Lebanese nationalism should be.