Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation-Building and a History Denied

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HURST C & Company PUBLISHERS Limited, 2012 - Great Britain - 280 pages
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Never has the old line about those who fail to understand the past being condemned to repeat it seemed more urgently relevant than in Iraq today, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the Iraqi people, the Middle East region, and the world. Examining the construction of the modern state of Iraq under the auspices of the British empire the first attempt by a Western power to remake Mesopotamia in its own image renowned Iraq expert Toby Dodge uncovers a series of shocking parallels between the policies of a declining British empire and those of Coalition forces in Iraq since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

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Review: Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied

User Review  - Lauren Adams - Goodreads

good critique of british occupation/reconstruction during turn of 20th century Read full review

Review: Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied

User Review  - Vicki - Goodreads

Compares the US mission in Iraq today with the British mandate in the 1920s. It makes a good case to send more troops and get the job done right or we won't be able to get it done at all (assuming the ... Read full review

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