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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Another candidate , the nationalist leader Sayid Taleb , gained enormous popular support after threatening to revolt if the British did not allow the Iraqis to choose their leader freely . EVER RESOURCEFUL the British sabotaged Taleb's ...
When the British invaded Mesopotamia in 1914 , they did not intend to create a state . Their immediate objective was the security of their position in the Persian Gulf . But military success led to greater ambitions and by 1918 British ...
In Iraq , many people resented the mandate as a light disguise for British imperial control ; by contrast , certain British imperial servants in the country saw it as a dangerous abdication of responsibility .
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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
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