Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation-Building and a History Denied
HURST C & Company PUBLISHERS Limited
, 2012 - Great Britain
- 280 pages
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.