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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that Arab states don't want a democratic future is dehumanizing . To think they're incapable of it is worse . What is required is a first Arab democracy , and Iraq can be the place . “ If you only look forward , you can see how hard it ...
There was a time when many said that the cultures of Japan and Germany were incapable of sustaining democratic values . ... resources and skilled and educated people — is fully capable of moving toward democracy and living in freedom .
The last to be formed inside Iraq was the National Democratic Party , which existed from the 1940s until the Baath took power in 1968 , at which point it was essentially disbanded , and most of its leaders went into exile .
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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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