The Monument: Art, Vulgarity, and Responsibility in Iraq

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University of California Press, 1991 - Architecture, Modern - 153 pages
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In April 1981 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein began constructing the Victory Arch in Baghdad. The design called for two cast arms (exact replicas of Hussein's arms from just above the elbow) holding ... Read full review

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Kanan Makiya's books include "The Monument: Art, Vulgarity, and Responsibility in Iraq "(California, 1991), "Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World "(1993), and "The Rock: A Seventh Century Tale of Jerusalem "(2002).

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