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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Do the ghosts of those delegates at the Paris Peace Conference — and the "
tidying up ” meetings that followed — now shiver as the United States and
Europe gear up to impose another settlement on the Middle East ? The past will
haunt the ...
Across the Atlantic , President Wilson looked on the whole disgusting scramble
for the Middle East " with horror . ... how could Britain's imperialist designs on the
Middle East be reconciled with President Wilson's commitment to Middle Eastern
Since the 1970s , the U.S. has put considerable effort into diversifying its sources
of supply ; going largely outside of OPEC and outside the Middle East . The
current administration is advocating greater efforts to expand production in such
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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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