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Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising in the Arab World by  Kanan Makiya - First Edition - 1993 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising in the Arab World

by Makiya, Kanan

Condition: As New/As New


New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Book and Jacket As New. By the author of "Republic of Fear", written under the pseudonym of Samir al-Khalil, which first sounded the alarm about the cruelty and totalitarian nature of Saddam Hussain's regime. In "Cruelty and Silence" , written under his own name, Makiya confronts the rhetoric of Arab and pro-Arab intellectuals with the realities of political cruelty in the Middle East. In his exploration of these cruelties, he lays out the nationalist mythologies that underpin them. He calls for a new politics in the Arab world, a politics that puts absolute respect for human life and a revulsion of cruelty, above all else. Fine Binding of black half cloth with silver titles, gray boards, spotless, tight & solid, square with sharp corners. Internals as new also. Black glossy jacket with red and blue titles, with photograph by Makiya of Arab children. 367 pages with Notes and Index. 9.5 x 6.4 inches. W W Norton & Co Inc, New York, 1993.


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