The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions
Despite the torrent of coverage devoted to war with Iraq, woefully little attention has been paid to the history of the region, the policies that led to the conflict, and the daunting challenges that will confront America and the Middle East once the immediate crisis has ended. In this collection, Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, coeditors of the acclaimed Gulf War Reader, have assembled essays and documents that present an eminently readable, up-to-the-moment guide -- from every imaginable perspective -- to the continuing crisis in the Gulf and Middle East.
Here, in analysis and commentary from some of the world's leading writers and opinion makers -- and in the words of the key participants themselves -- is the engrossing saga of how oil economics, power politics, dreams of empire, nationalist yearnings, and religious fanaticism -- not to mention naked aggression, betrayal, and tragic miscalculation -- have conspired to bring us to the fateful collision of the West and the Arab world over Iraq. Contributors include:
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The left's Manichean view that only two forces — American imperialism and
appropriate reaction against it - shape world events was no longer viable . The
left might have seen that American military deployment is not a priori evil .
It is the reason , too , why Europe , so seized with complaints about American
high - handedness , nonetheless reacts with alarm to the occasional suggestion
that America might withdraw its military presence . America came , but it did not ...
AMERICA'S MISSION , AFTER BAGHDAD Lawrence F. Kaplan and William
Kristol The United States has assumed an ... American military power dwarfs that
of any other nation , both in its war - fighting capabilities and in its ability to
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Those looking for some perspective on the war with Iraq need look no further than this substantial anthology--every perspective is here, from right to left, from pro-war to anti, from Ann Coulter to ... Читать весь отзыв
The Rise of Saddam Hussein
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