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Its well written and very easy to read.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran's excellent book, "Imperial Life in the Emerald City" is unusually different from the recent books published about what went wrong in Iraq.
Everyone should read this book, because in many ways in provides a clear picture as to why we have failed thus far.
Can be considered a manual of Western imperialism, ethnocentrism, monetary waste, love of violence, and expression of superiority. Enough said.Published 4 days ago by Mark C. Choy
If you want to understand the role ignorance and political ideology played in turning Iraq into a hotbed of insurgency, this is a good read. Read morePublished 20 days ago by David Lintner
...in which to cultivate democracy and a free market." The previous quote, from the author, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, referred to the basic assumption of the leadership of the... Read morePublished 22 days ago by John P. Jones III
We had to have this book for class. The problem I had with it is that reading the book could be confusing. It's the kind of book that you have to sit down and think a bit about. Read morePublished 26 days ago by waterbird
I certainly got a much better understanding of our decision to go into war with Iraq. Having grown up in the Vietnam era and children in the first invasion of Iraq I've never had... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Lawlar
We came,We Saw, We did Our Thing, and We left. Opportunity lost in a grand view blinded by a lack of understanding, fueled by unbridled resources, a shotgun approach to solving... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harold Brewer
Having experienced the same self-serving attitudes, while working for the federal government, I can relate; nothing described in the book surprised me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeffrey A Ross
A sad story of American bungling. The Bush-era drive to adhere to neo-con orthodoxy in creating policies for Iraq shows that we learned nothing from the equally arrogant... Read morePublished 2 months ago by David MacDougall