Alive and Well in Pakistan: A Human Journey in a Dangerous Time

Alive and Well in Pakistan: A Human Journey in a Dangerous Time

by Ethan Casey


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Drawing on observations from the streets and university classrooms and from personal interviews with lawyers, journalists, politicians, and military personnel, this riveting investigation examines the most compelling aspects of Pakistan's culture and history. Written by an American journalist living in Pakistan, the issues and struggles of Pakistan and its people as the United States's war on terror unfolds are addressed. This powerful report offers vivid descriptions of life in Lahore and humanizes the nation's struggles by delving into every dimension of the Pakistani experience, including domestic politics; ethnic, regional, and sectarian fault lines; anti-Western and anti-Indian sentiments; and the border issues between Kashmir and Afghanistan. An engaging work, the findings connect this volatile nation to its precarious place in the international realm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904132486
Publisher: Vision
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Ethan Casey is a journalist who currently writes a weekly column in the Lahore Daily Times in Pakistan. He is editor in chief of, which he cofounded in 1999. He has written for the Financial Times, The Globe and Mail, Guardian, Observer News Service, South China Morning Post, and U.S. News & World Report. He is the editor of 09/11 8:48 a.m.: Documenting America's Greatest Tragedy, Dispatches from a Wounded World, and Peace Fire and is coauthor of Queen of Diamonds.

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Ahmed Rashid

Brilliant, incisive and penetrating – a book that reverberates in the mind long after it is read. Casey unearth[s] and unravel[s] the often unexplainable and unpredictable contradictions of a country on the edge. [His] prose sings, and his portraits are master class.

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