International Praise for Gwynne Dyer
“The principal attraction of Dyer’s geopolitical punditry has always been its trenchant tone and clear-eyed, nonpartisan approach.” ---Toronto Star (Canada)
“Dyer’s intelligent insight and historical perspective offer a valuable contribution for those seeking to understand the complex Middle East.” ---Sun Herald (Australia)
“Dyer is an accomplished military historian who bolsters his extensive knowledge with a rhetorical style that is at once invisible and entirely convincing.”---Publishers Weekly
“Dyer knows how to highlight the absurdities of dumb or hypocritical policies.”---The Globe & Mail (Canada)
“Most commentators on the war in Iraq (from both sides of the conflict) fail to put the events in a historical context, and those that do tend to offer a skewed (self-serving) version of that history. Dyer goes one better. Not only does he place current events in a balanced and historical context, he also examines their significance in terms of the future.” ---Courier Mail (Australia)
About the Author
Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster, filmmaker, and lecturer on international affairs for more than twenty years but he was originally trained as an historian. Born in Newfoundland in 1943, he earned degrees from Canadian, American, and British universities, finishing with a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. He went on to serve in three navies and to hold academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and at Oxford University. Since 1973, he has written a twice-weekly column on current events that is published in more than 175 newspapers worldwide and translated into more than a dozen languages. Dyer is the author of the award-winning book War, Ignorant Armies, and Future: Tense. He lives in London, England.