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Fouad Ajami, one of the worldand#185;s foremost authorities on Middle Eastern politics and the recipient of the 2006 Bradley Prize for Outstanding Achievement and the National Humanities Medal of 2006, offers a brilliant, illuminating, and lyrical portrait of the ongoing struggle for Iraq and of the American encounter with that volatile Arab land. In a new introduction, the author discusses the many major events that have taken place since the publication of the hardcover, including the implications of Saddamand#185;s execution, the Baker-Hamilton Commission, and the return to Iraq of General David Petraeus. He renders unsparingly the growing American disillusionment with the war and the struggle within Iraq between those keen to hold on to the promise of the new country called up by Americaand#185;s war and others determined to thwart that promise and overwhelm it with sectarian strife. Ajami situates the current unrest within the context of Iraqand#185;s recent history of dictatorship and its rich, diverse cultural heritage. He applies his incisive political commentary, his broad and deep historical view, his mastery of the Arabic language and Arabic sources, and his lustrous prose to every aspect of his subject, wresting a coherent, fascinating, and textured picture from the media storm of fragmented information. andlt;iandgt;The Foreignerand#185;s Giftandlt;/iandgt; is the book we all need to read in order to understand what is happening in Iraq today and what the future might hold for all of us.

Synopsis:

Fouad Ajami, one of the worlds foremost authorities on Middle Eastern

politics and the recipient of the 2006 Bradley Prize for Outstanding

Achievement and the National Humanities Medal of 2006, offers a brilliant,

illuminating, and lyrical portrait of the ongoing struggle for Iraq and of

the American encounter with that volatile Arab land. In a new introduction,

the author discusses the many major events that have taken place since the

publication of the hardcover, including the implications of Saddams

execution, the Baker-Hamilton Commission, and the return to Iraq of General

David Petraeus. He renders unsparingly the growing American disillusionment

with the war and the struggle within Iraq between those keen to hold on to

the promise of the new country called up by Americas war and others

determined to thwart that promise and overwhelm it with sectarian strife.

Ajami situates the current unrest within the context of Iraqs recent

history of dictatorship and its rich, diverse cultural heritage. He applies

his incisive political commentary, his broad and deep historical view, his

mastery of the Arabic language and Arabic sources, and his lustrous prose to

every aspect of his subject, wresting a coherent, fascinating, and textured

picture from the media storm of fragmented information. The Foreigners

Gift is the book we all need to read in order to understand what is

happening in Iraq today and what the future might hold for all of us.

Synopsis:

Ajami delves beneath the familiar picture of Iraq--a land where sectarianism clashes with fundamentalism, modernity with tradition, democracy with nationalism--to get at the underlying truths of real Iraqi's lives and desires, and thereby at the real forces at work in Iraq every day.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Fouad Ajamiandlt;/bandgt; is the Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is a contributing editor toandlt;Iandgt; U.S. News and World Reportandlt;/iandgt; and a consultant to CBS News on Middle Eastern affairs. Ajami is a frequent contributor to andlt;Iandgt;Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic,andlt;/iandgt; and other periodicals and outlets worldwide. Born in Lebanon and raised in Beirut, he is based in New York City.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Prologue: On the Abandoned Lover's Bridge: The Sorrow of Mussayib

1 "Tell Me How This Ends"

2 Chronicle of a War Foretold

3 In the Shadow of the Martyrs

4 States of Mind: The Liberators' Bewilderment

5 The Old Regime's Afterlife

6 The False History

7 After Innocence

8 Waiting for Rain

Appendix A: Turning Points in the American War in Iraq

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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Theresa Shiels, July 31, 2007 (view all comments by Theresa Shiels)
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to know more about Iraq; its history, its relationship to other countries in the region, and most importantly who the key players are in the ongoing conflict. Fouad Ajami is able to give a clear picture of the situation in Iraq through his contacts among both the Arabs and the Americans in Iraq including General Petraeus.
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ISBN:
9780743236683
Author:
Ajami, Fouad
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Free Press
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International Relations
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Military
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Middle East - General
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International Relations - General
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Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
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Political Freedom & Security - General
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Politics-United States Foreign Policy
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20070631
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index
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416
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"Synopsis" by , Fouad Ajami, one of the worlds foremost authorities on Middle Eastern

politics and the recipient of the 2006 Bradley Prize for Outstanding

Achievement and the National Humanities Medal of 2006, offers a brilliant,

illuminating, and lyrical portrait of the ongoing struggle for Iraq and of

the American encounter with that volatile Arab land. In a new introduction,

the author discusses the many major events that have taken place since the

publication of the hardcover, including the implications of Saddams

execution, the Baker-Hamilton Commission, and the return to Iraq of General

David Petraeus. He renders unsparingly the growing American disillusionment

with the war and the struggle within Iraq between those keen to hold on to

the promise of the new country called up by Americas war and others

determined to thwart that promise and overwhelm it with sectarian strife.

Ajami situates the current unrest within the context of Iraqs recent

history of dictatorship and its rich, diverse cultural heritage. He applies

his incisive political commentary, his broad and deep historical view, his

mastery of the Arabic language and Arabic sources, and his lustrous prose to

every aspect of his subject, wresting a coherent, fascinating, and textured

picture from the media storm of fragmented information. The Foreigners

Gift is the book we all need to read in order to understand what is

happening in Iraq today and what the future might hold for all of us.

"Synopsis" by , Ajami delves beneath the familiar picture of Iraq--a land where sectarianism clashes with fundamentalism, modernity with tradition, democracy with nationalism--to get at the underlying truths of real Iraqi's lives and desires, and thereby at the real forces at work in Iraq every day.
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