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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If Saddam were allowed to retain possession of Kuwait , leaving him with roughly
9 percent of global oil production , his economic clout would rival that of Saudi
Arabia , which accounted for about 11 percent of global production . In addition ...
Many influential Americans share this dream of a borderless global empire but
adopt less forthright language . For instance , the respected military commentator
Eliot Cohen , writing in a recent issue of Foreign Affairs , suggests that " in the ...
They were an extreme example of a global scourge , which requires a broad ,
sustained and global response . Broad , because terrorism can be defeated only
if all nations unite against it . Sustained , because the battle against terrorism will
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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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