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Republic of fear : the politics of modern Iraq

Author: Kanan Makiya
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Updated ed. with new introductionView all editions and formats
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"First published in 1989, just before the Gulf War broke out. Republic of Fear was the only book that explained the motives of the Saddam Hussein regime in invading and annexing Kuwait. Written under the pseudonym Samir al-Khalil, the book now appears for the first time under the author's real name. This updated edition relates how the Arab Bath Socialist party has transformed Iraq since 1968. A substantial new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Saddam Hussein; Saddam Hussein
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kanan Makiya
ISBN: 0520214390 9780520214392
OCLC Number: 38079204
Description: xxxvi, 323 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: PART ONE: THE BACTHIST POLITY. Chapter 1: Institutions of Violence ---
Chapter 2: A World of Fear ---
Chapter 3: Ba'thism and the Masses ---
Chapter 4: Authority ----
PART TWO: THE LEGITIMATION OF BACTHISM. Chapter 5: Pan-Arabism and Iraq ---
Chapter 6: Formation of the Ba'th ---
Chapter 7: The Legitimation of Iraqi Ba'thism ----
Conclusion: The Final Catastrophe ----
Appendix: Purges of High-Ranking Officers, Ba'thists,and Politicians since July 17, 1968.
Other Titles: Politics of modern Iraq
Responsibility: Kanan Makiya.
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Examining Iraqi history in a search for clues to understanding contemporary political affairs, this title illustrates how the quality of Ba'thi pan-Arabism as an ideology, the centrality of the first  Read more...

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"[Makiya's] demolition of the monstrous aberration of the Ba'th is masterly. He shows the importance of the obsessive fabrication of 'enemies, ' and the tortuous logic that compels Saddam Hussein to Read more...

 
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