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

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C Hurst & Company Publishers Limited, Sep 1, 2010 - Great Britain - 324 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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The theme of this book can be best described as being that everyone has a plan that will not work. This is seeing as while Dodge was apparently attempting to be the first out of the gate in terms of ... Read full review

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