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A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq
     

A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq

by Christopher Hitchens
 
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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452284982
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/03/2003
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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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