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Titre : Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle...
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2008
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed.
Language: English . Brand New. Robin Wright first landed in the Middle East on October 6, 1973, the day the fourth Middle East war erupted. She has covered every country and most major crises in the region since then, through to the rise of al Qaeda and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. For all the drama of the past, however, the region s most decisive traumas are unfolding today as the Middle East struggles to deal with trends that have already reshaped the rest of the world. And for all the darkness, there is also hope. Some of the emerging trends give cause for greater optimism about the future of the Middle East than at any time since the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948.Dreams and Shadows is an extraordinary tour de horizon of the new Middle East, with on-the-ground reportage of the ideas and movements driving change across the region-and the obstacles they confront. Through the powerful storytelling for which the author is famous, Dreams and Shadows ties together the players and events in Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Turkey, the Gulf states, and the Palestinian territories into a coherent vision of what lies ahead.A marvelous field report from the center of the storm, the book is animated by the characters whose stories give the region s transformation its human immediacy and urgency. It is also rich with the history that brought us to this point. It is a masterpiece of the reporter s art and a work of profound and enduring insight.At the end, Wright offers perspective on the United States most ambitious and costly foreign policy initiative since the rebuilding of Europe after World War II. The stakes are far greater than winning the war on terrorism, stabilizing Iraq, or achieving a lasting Arab-Israeli peace. Transforming the greater Middle East is the last great political challenge of the modern era. Yet the early burst of activity in a region long stagnant is already becoming one of the first grand surprises of the twenty-first century. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781400135974
Synopsis : The transformation of the Middle East is an issue that will absorb - and challenge - the world for generations to come. Dreams and Shadows in the book to read to understand the sweeping political and cultural changes that have occurred in recent decades. Drawing on 35 years of reporting in over 20 countries - through wars, revolutions, uprisings, the birth of new democracy movements - award-winning journalist and Middle East expert Robin Wright has created a masterpiece of the reporter's art and a work of profound and enduring insight.
Critique: "Wright has long been one of the best-informed American journalists covering the Middle East, and her reputation is born out here....Her book will be essential reading for anybody who wants to know where it is heading."-New York Times Book Review." -"The New York Times Book Review" "If there is such a thing as a pinnacle in the landscape of international journalism, Robin Wright surely stands atop it." -"The New York Review of Books" "A thought-provoking and eminently readable look at the current and future generation of leaders in that important, politically troubled region. . . . Wright's skills at old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting are very much in evidence." -The Boston Globe
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