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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445


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Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army by Jeremy Scahill
Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

mike_bos, January 28, 2009

The topic of “hired” guns, no bid contract, private armies and misappropriation of billions is truly interesting, but the book became unreadable. Mr. Scahill’s reporting of the “facts” is so laced with his disdain for the Erik Prince and Bush doctrine he looses credibility with the reader. At some point one might find a contractor traveling in a convoy that is engulfed in flames, beaten and beheaded as “victim” not simply a heartless mercenary. The facts clearly support there were many atrocities committed in Iraq by contractors and the lack of culpability is unacceptable. However, if you paint every American as blood thirsty killer and every Iraqis as a innocent god fearing being, you are not credible
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