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What I Heard About Iraq
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96 pages / May 2005 / 9781844670369

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An extraordinary montage of sound-bites and testimonies. 

The Iraq War has unleashed such a torrent of opinionimpassioned polemic, neo-con apologia, world-weary cynicismthat it feels like the important truths are being lost in a media feeding-frenzy. Eliot Weinberger eschews the rehtoric of the soapbox in an extraordinary montage of facts, sound bites and testimonies. He assembles an uncompromising and blackly comic narrative, which permits the voices of the war to speak for themsleves, and allows the protagonists to damn themselves in their own words.

This pocket-sized volume is vast in scope, a work unlike any other you have read on Iraq, which finds an unexpected eloquence in its refusal to join in the facile grand-standing and selective amnesia of so much contemporary commentary.  

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