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 MESS began soon after the turn of the century . Until then the Middle East had been under 400 years of domination by the Ottoman empire , a vast and powerful hegemony extending over northern Africa , Asia , and Europe .
ing , in turn , to heavy U.S. air and missile strikes on populated areas , resulting in high civilian casualties . Under these scenarios , the Iraqis will use their chemical and biological weapons in a final spasm of self - destruction ...
The economic hubris displayed here could turn out to match the geopolitical and military hauteur . Actually , it probably already has . The federal budget deficit is already returning to the dollar levels that worried policymakers ...
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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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