Gr 9 Up-Another in a series about world politics and economics. Before actually venturing into the text, it is best to read the "Author's Disclosure," wherein Maybury makes plain his admittedly biased view about current affairs. He states that he adheres to Juris Naturalism-the belief that natural laws supersede laws created by governments. While certain statements, and the tone of the book in general, may strike some as outlandish and inflammatory, the author's research is sound and he does not confuse the facts. Instead, he uses them to promote his belief that the Middle East, or, rather, "Chaostan," a term coined by "Uncle Eric," is headed for a major world war. Basically, Maybury asserts that European and American governments have been exploiting Islamic countries for centuries to further their own political and economic purposes. Now, these countries are starting to rebel; thus, a world war is inevitable. The book is replete with excerpts from his Early Warning Report newsletter, which is advertised at the end. Although this title is certainly not "mainstream" research, it definitely provides an easy-to-read argument for, as Maybury states, "liberty, free markets, and international neutrality." Black-and-white maps appear throughout.-Carol Fazioli, The Brearley School, New York City
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Each one of Richard Maybury's books is a fast read and this one is no exception.
This book has history actually starting in the 6th Century ,with the beginning of Islam and essentially overlooks everything before that.
I highly recommend this book for people wanting to go into the military and/or especially for high schoolers, very informative.
This is a must read for middle school through adult to understand why our current foreign policy and war in the Middle East is just not going to work. Read morePublished 15 days ago by S. W. Hancock
I've read four of Maybury's books, and 3 found quite good. I gave World War II 5 stars and wrote a long and very positive review. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim F
I am a big fan of the uncle eric series, I bought this book for a friends birthday.
This book gives a simple and easy to understand perspective on something most of us look at... Read more
The non-statist side of U .S. foreign policy has been erased from schools, the news media and the entertainment media. Read more
I love all of Richard Maybury's Uncle Eric series. He helps make history and economics interesting and easy to understand.Published 8 months ago by mrswizzard
My history buff husband loves these books. RIchard Maybury is an excellent and thought provoking writer, yet is very easy to read.Published 10 months ago by Mary Jane Humes
The book gave me insight into today's Mideast problems. I wish that many in Washington would read the book and larn from it.Published 15 months ago by breezy
I highly recommend this book for people wanting to go into the military and/or especially for high schoolers, very informative.Published 18 months ago by Daisy
In a world increasingly dominated by news of Middle Eastern mayhem, Richard Maybury's book is increasingly relevant. Read morePublished on December 10, 2011 by Jared M.