And another book has been read the last two weeks
This time Robert Fisk's "The Great War for Civilisation; The conquest of The Middle East"
Robert Fisk is one of the best-known reporters in the world.

And all I have to say is: read it!!!
Robert Fisk annoys me most of the time. He is too emotional and leftist. But this book is one of the best memoires I have ever read. Why? Because it is not only a memoir but also an historical analysis of the Middle East and North Africa.

It is a mammoth,the edition I have has 1286 pages, and covers the conflicts and his work in Afghanistan, Iran, Algeria, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, the Armenian Genocide, his interviews with Osama bin Laden and a lot of other topics.
It gives you an (sometimes pretty biased) insight in the conflicts of the region. It is refreshing since the all worn out conflict of Israel/Palestine is not the main topic.

The book provides a comprehensive account of what the West has done with the region and what the region has done to itself.
I just can't come up with a "point of critique", sigh.


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