A United Nations insider exposes the ugly truth about the UN—including how UN organizations have been funding terrorist groups!
In the New York Times bestseller Tower of Babble, former United Nations ambassador Dore Gold blows the lid off the UN’s shocking failures to keep international peace, its corruption, its rampant anti-Americanism, and its emboldening of terrorist organizations. Citing previously unpublished documents, a brand-new chapter exclusive to this paperback edition provides the untold story of the infamous oil-for-food scandal—including the real scandal, that the UN let oil-for-food money go to fund terrorist organizations.
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.78(d)|
About the Author
Dore Gold, author of the New York Times bestseller Hatred’s Kingdom, served as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations from 1997 through 1999 and has been a diplomatic envoy to numerous international leaders. Ambassador Gold, who earned his Ph.D. in international relations and Middle East studies from Columbia University, lives in Jerusalem, where he runs the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another sobering and richly documented work that should be required reading for every American. Mr. Gold provides frightening evidence of the U.N. as an enabler of tyrants, terrorism, genocide, corruption and anti-Semitism. Mr. Gold outlines how the U.N. has metamorphsized from a institution of noble intent to an organization that is far beyond dysfunctional. The U.N. and its leadership, embracing a philosophy of moral relativism, have done a stunning disservice to mankind. Mr. Gore provides the proof.
Devastating. I¿m very pleased -- and outraged -- at the same time. Very pleased at having found such a terrific read on something so important to America¿s relationship to the world. Outraged because I would have liked to think better of the UN, and the shocking evidence uncovered here makes that impossible. After reading the thrilling pages of Gold¿s expose, the evidence is undeniable: the UN was not only defective from the start, but it has directly aggravated all of the conflicts that have come before it, and even through its willful inaction, spread violence and lawlessness. I can no longer look at the genial image of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, or his top aides, without thinking of the thousands of victims of the Rwanda genocide that they abandoned, or the hostages in Sebrenica taking misguided refuge in UN ¿safe havens,¿ awaiting slaughter. Or the scandalous coverups and corruption recently uncovered in post-war Iraq. Aside from these inexcusable betrayals of its mandate, the UN ¿ as shown in ¿Tower of Babble¿ ¿ was defective in a much deeper sense. Gold traces the UN¿s destructive role in the word, including its hopelessly politicized institutions, to a fatal flaw: a moral blindness to the distinction between aggressor and victim, between threat and threatened. The case against the UN, and for an alternative coalition-based diplomacy, is resoundingly made. The moving narrative and evocative photographs will forever haunt my image of this once prized organization. No followers of current events can afford to miss this brilliant expose.