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Silk road to ruin : is Central Asia the new Middle East?

Author: Ted Rall
Publisher: New York : NBM, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In 1997, journalist Rall, on a lark, decided to take a drive through the newly independent Central Asian republics, and discovered anarchic societies ruled by dictators and plagued by poverty, looting and corruption while Islamic radicals waited for the opportunity to take over. But did anybody care? Rall's magazine account of his misadventures was soon followed by a feature he launched on his Los Angeles radio talk  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
History
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Named Person: Ted Rall; Ted Rall
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Rall
ISBN: 1561634549 9781561634545 1561634557 9781561634552
OCLC Number: 64289538
Description: 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Lenin lives! --
The glory that is Turkmenbashi --
Checkpoint madness --
Tajiks don't live in Tajikistan --
Good eats --
Radicals, repression and revolution --
High anxiety --
A good day to die --
Clash of the Titans --
Eco Hell --
What is to be done? --
If you go.
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In 1997, journalist Rall, on a lark, decided to take a drive through the newly independent Central Asian republics, and discovered anarchic societies ruled by dictators and plagued by poverty, looting and corruption while Islamic radicals waited for the opportunity to take over. But did anybody care? Rall's magazine account of his misadventures was soon followed by a feature he launched on his Los Angeles radio talk show, "Stan Watch: Breaking News from Central Asia," intended as a send-up of Americans' disinterest in foreign affairs. But the joke turned serious. His obscure news stories became wildly popular. Americans, it turned out, were interested in the outside world. Soon, no one cared more about Central Asia than Rall. Transformed by what he saw and eager to sound the alarm, he became an expert and returned several times, as a rogue independent and as a guest of the State Department, to this cultural and political collision zone.--From publisher description.

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