The Tragedy of the Middle East
by Barry Rubin
Publisher: Smashwords 2013
Number of pages: 308
The title was chosen in great sincerity because the theme here is to explain how the region's modern history really is a tragedy. Terrible mistakes were made; the wrong roads were chosen. Bloodthirsty ideology took hold; pragmatism was thrown out the window. And yet alongside all of these disasters was a certainty of correctness and a violent rejection of even considering what had gone wrong.
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