the Lebanese War from 1975 till 1991, Christians were
at first united against anyone trying to threaten their
freedom or invade their regions. The armed struggle united
the ranks mainly through Sheikh Bashir. Later on when
El Bash got killed the political differences started to
emerge and exploded in the LF-army war.
This book focuses on this period, and lists us the
series of events that preceded this destructive war.
It also gives us full dialogues between the LF and army
officers, and the behavior of Aoun and Hakim during
Although the author does not take any side, he clearly
shows through his title and the events listed in the
book that "la folie des grandeurs" hit Aoun
and made him commit terrible mistakes.
He was more an illusion than a dream, people thought
he was the next Bashir; instead he turned out to be
a bad copy of Amin.
As for Hakim, he is described as a wise person who
tried to avoid by all means this war, but not at the
expense of giving away what Bashir started and he promised
himself to finish it. Therefore although it hurt him
to fight his own Christian brothers, losing the LF was
not an option.