A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq

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A Long Short War is the one essential book for anyone who wants to understand the greatest global crisis of the past decade, one that bitterly divided public opinion across the United States -- and the world. Watching events unfold in the U.S. and writing directly from Iraq, Christopher Hitchens reported on the current crisis while at the same time emphasizing the historical perspective -- that this war began when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, only a few months after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Cutting ...
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Overview

A Long Short War is the one essential book for anyone who wants to understand the greatest global crisis of the past decade, one that bitterly divided public opinion across the United States -- and the world. Watching events unfold in the U.S. and writing directly from Iraq, Christopher Hitchens reported on the current crisis while at the same time emphasizing the historical perspective -- that this war began when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, only a few months after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Cutting through the spin and slogans shaping popular thought, he tackles the essential questions. What was the true nature of Saddam's regime? Was this really Bush's war for oil? Will our military action spark more terrorist attacks? In this polemical, incendiary account, Hitchens offers hindsight on the rights and wrongs of an epochal war.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452284982
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/3/2003
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens
Chistopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was among the most wide-ranging, prolific and influential journalists and essayists of our time. Delighting in a combative attitude toward writers he disagreed with and frequently challenging conventional wisdom on subjects that included politics, religion, gender and literary taste, Hitchens was an eager debater and a much-admired stylist. At the time of his death from cancer in December 2011, he was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair as well as a frequent contributor to many other publications. His last published books included the essay collection Arguably and the bestselling memoir Hitch-22.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Twenty-Twenty Foresight: March 18, 2003 1
Machiavelli in Mesopotamia: November 7, 2002 17
"Armchair General": November 11, 2002 20
Terrorism: November 18, 2002 23
Anti-Americanism: November 27, 2002 27
Imperialism: December 10, 2002 30
Multilaterism and Unilateralism: December 18, 2002 37
"WMD" and "Inspection": December 26, 2002 37
"Evil": December 31, 2002 40
Prevention and Preemption: January 8, 2003 43
"Regime Change": January 14, 2003 46
Exile and the Kingdoms: January 21, 2003 49
Chew on This: January 22, 2003 52
"Cowboy": January 27, 2003 57
"Recruitment": February 5, 2003 60
The Rat That Roared: February 6, 2003 63
Inspecting "Inspections": February 13, 2003 66
"Drumbeat": February 24, 2003 69
Not Talking Turkey: March 4, 2003 73
Pious Nonsense: March 10, 2003 77
(Un)Intended Consequences: March 17, 2003 80
Giving Peace a Chance: April 9, 2003 83
Oleaginous: April 18, 2003 85
Epilogue: After the Fall: April 16, 2003 89
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2003

    Why Fascists Have To Go

    Mr. Hitchen's book is an essential must read for anyone who wants an fresh perspective on the war in Iraq. This is a remarkable set of essays written in real time as events unfolded in the Middle East. Mr. Hitchens is powerfully compelling in his arguments for the removal of Saddam Hussein, reminding readers whether they are pro or anti-war why opposition to fascism is a cause worth fighting for. A very worthy protagonist of liberation in the traditions of Paine's Common Sense and Orwell's Homage to Catalonia. I've bought two copies so far -- both given away to friends. I encourage you to do the same.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2003

    A more then once read

    I bought the book because of the author.It was buried at the book store.He presents some serious twists. I enjoyed his 'turned up/side down' ideas. His views from obtuse angles. Have to read it more than once to fully appreciate.

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