The Colonial Present: Afghanistan. Palestine. Iraq

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Wiley, Jul 30, 2004 - History - 367 pages
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In this powerful and passionate critique of the 'war on terror' in Afghanistan and its extensions into Palestine and Iraq, Derek Gregory traces the long history of British and American involvements in the Middle East and shows how colonial power continues to cast long shadows over our own present.

  • Argues the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11 activated a series of political and cultural responses that were profoundly colonial in nature.
  • The first analysis of the “war on terror” to connect events in Afghanistan, Palestine, and Iraq.
  • Traces the connections between geopolitics and the lives of ordinary people.
  • Richly illustrated and packed with empirical detail.

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Review: The Colonial Present: Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Here's the thing: I am the choir to which Derek Gregory preaches. Nothing in this book especially surprised me. Of course the wars in Afghanistan, Palestine, and Iraq are neo-colonial. I learned some ... Read full review

Review: The Colonial Present: Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq

User Review  - Rich - Goodreads

A must-read if you're even remotely interested in the Middle East, Afgahnistan, and Iraq. Read full review

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Derek Gregory is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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