Would you like to play a game?
(Please tell me someone gets that movie reference!)
I also had the Lebanon tutorial crash 3 times, then I just played a regular game and did fine. The in-context help seemed good enough to overcome my lack of knowledge and I managed to beat the AI on the first go, maybe just good luck. I actually went back to the tutorial after that to look up something I didn't understand and it went all the way through, finally.
Now I'll try playing as the commies against the AI, and then I guess I'll have to play against actual humans...