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The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East is a book published in 2005 by the English journalist Robert Fisk. The book is a compilation of many of the articles Fisk wrote when he was serving as a correspondent in the Middle East.

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East is a book published in 2005 by the English journalist Robert Fisk. The book is a compilation of many of the articles Fisk wrote when he was serving as a correspondent in the Middle East for The Times and The Independent.

Robert Fisk went to the Middle East as a war correspondent in 1976 and .

Robert Fisk went to the Middle East as a war correspondent in 1976 and made Beirut his home. He has written a tome -1286 pages - carefully recording the savaging of the Middle East by the United States and Britain, by bloodthirsty tyrants, inhumane politics and conscienceless arms trading. I see no hope for the Middle East until education is compulsory for all children, free from religious bondage, dictators removed without decent into chaos, and from that point forward it will take 100 years or more for peace to come to the region. His outrage at the deaths and mutilation of innocents he tries to assuage by listing them, bringing them to life again, so the slaughter becomes personal and the suffering vivid.

Robert Fisk leads us through a harrowing journey of tremendous Updated 18/06/09 (it's coincidence I finished . The Middle East is a hell disaster, as Fisk describes it, and it has a lot to do with colonialism, conquest, war and human folly at an unstoppable scale

The Middle East is a hell disaster, as Fisk describes it, and it has a lot to do with colonialism, conquest, war and human folly at an unstoppable scale. If you ever wonder why some terrorist, barbarous Palestinians, Iraqis hate America so much, this book offers a perfect explanation.

Robert Fisk asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work. His investigative reporting is lethally painstaking’.

Robert Fisk has lived as a journalist in the Middle East for nearly 30 years, half his lifetime. Many of the problems of the Middle East have their roots in the first world war, to which the book's title is an allusion

Robert Fisk has lived as a journalist in the Middle East for nearly 30 years, half his lifetime. For 16 of those years he has chronicled "the betrayals and treachery and deceit of Middle East history", nurturing this excessively long book - a real War and Peace, but with precious little peace. His philosophy is "to challenge authority - all authority - especially so when governments and politicians take us to war". Many of the problems of the Middle East have their roots in the first world war, to which the book's title is an allusion. Fisk tries to knit the whole book together round a chapter on his father and his experiences in the war, but it doesn't really work.

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During the thirty years that award-winning journalist Robert Fisk has been reporting on the Middle East, he has .

During the thirty years that award-winning journalist Robert Fisk has been reporting on the Middle East, he has covered every major event in the region, from the Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution, from the American hostage crisis in Beirut (as one of only two Western journalists in the city at the time) to the Iran-Iraq War, from the Russian invasion of Afghanistan to Israel’s invasions of Lebanon, from the Gulf War to the invasion and ongoing war in Iraq.

The great-grandsons of the Afghan tribesmen who killed the British were now condemned by the Kremlin as ‘fanatics’ – or. .Many imperial graves exhibit a faith that would be understood by any Muslim, the favourite from the Book of Revelation: ‘Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.

The great-grandsons of the Afghan tribesmen who killed the British were now condemned by the Kremlin as ‘fanatics’ – or terrorists – by Radio Moscow. One empire, it seemed, spoke much like another. To be fair, the British did place their dead in some historical context. And there was a Gaelic cross on top of the remains of Lieutenant Walter Irvine of the North West Frontier Police ‘who lost his life in the Nagoman River when leading the Peshawar Vale Hunt of which he was Master’.


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Owomed
The Great War for Civilization should be mandatory for anyone in Foreign Affairs, and I would go beyond, for anyone seeking an understanding of the Middle East and the world. Fisk's perception and interpretation of events is built on his personal experience living and covering the Middle East as a reporter for almost three decades (now almost four, but the book stops in 2006).

Each chapter of the book reveals one or many "surprising" facts. "Surprising" to me because I didn't know about it, I didn't hear about it or I didn't explore it enough before, in large part because of my ignorance, but also because our traditional media outlets are incredibly deficient or subscribed to a particular view of the world. Fisk talks about the terrible consequences of the First World War, the history of aggression to the Afghan people by Brits, Russians and Americans, the conflict between the urban and rural sides of Afghanistan, the Western-sponsored coup d'etat that overthrew the only Iranian President ever elected in a fair democratic process, the world support to the invader and user of chemical weapons in the Iran-Iraq war, the gruesome history of the Algerian civil war, the conversations between the Nazis and the Palestinians during World War II, the massacres at the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Chatila in the Lebanon, the contamination of water and soil and increased cancer rates in Iraq due to depleted uranium, just to name a few terrible facts. This is definitively not a "feel good" book, but rather a raw description of the events in an area of the world ravaged by war and vengeance. You will feel sad. You will feel frustrated. You will feel anger, especially at the intervention of the foreign powers in the region (UK, France, US, Russia, even Germany and Italy). But suddenly, you will realize that the marathon effort of going through more than 1,300 pages is one of your best investments of time. Very highly recommended.
Qusicam
Robert Fisk went to the Middle East as a war correspondent in 1976 and made Beirut his home. He has written a tome -1286 pages - carefully recording the savaging of the Middle East by the United States and Britain, by bloodthirsty tyrants, inhumane politics and conscienceless arms trading. His outrage at the deaths and mutilation of innocents he tries to assuage by listing them, bringing them to life again, so the slaughter becomes personal and the suffering vivid. All because of oil. He names names and takes you among the stink and sweat of it. We learn about Robert, his story, his failures, and his disgust with an increasingly craven and partisan news media. It left me feeling puny, inadequate. It made that popular aphorism about history repeating itself blindingly, brutally clear. This book simply must be read.
SlingFire
If you want to know what is dishonest about the western media it is how little Fisk's articles get syndicated. An instructive story was how he had to move to The Independent as soon as Rupert Murdoch gobbled up his previous employer, the Times of London. I do not believe any other reporter on Middle Eastern affairs has the experience, depth of knowledge and wisdom of Robert Fisk. He is a truly independent reporter. at more than one thousand pages, this journal is vast - but can be dipped into at any point. want to know more about the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, about the Iran-Iraq war, what Osama bin Laden said in his exclusive interviews with him in the Sudan and then in Afghanistan, the US Navy's shooting down of a civilian airliner, the first Palestinian intifada, etc., etc.? It is all here and told with humanity and the strictest adherence to facts as observed on the ground through the eyes of a truly intrepid journalist.
Mardin
Anybody interested in what’s happening in the Middle East should read this book, it presents a fascinating insight into Middle Eastern history. Totally devoid of fear Robert Fisk spent 30 years living amongst people whose lives have been destroyed by war he also spoke to those who caused it. The book chronicles and recounts accounts of important historical events.

Whilst reading the book I felt angry and at other times my eyes welled up. People’s lives were ripped apart by cruel self-serving dictators, megalomaniacs, half-wit imbeciles and murderous thugs whose fanatical displays of religious fanaticism and political ideology affected millions. There were very strict standards and little tolerance for contrary ideas or opinions and little or no regard for human life.

The western world is incapable of making reparation for war crimes against humanity and are not much better than the group I listed above. The countries that declare war lack all conviction to follow-through for a variety of reasons and justifications not to support the rebuilding of the region delusional in their thinking that Sunnis and the Shiites will work in harmony. Full of hate for each other which is deep rooted in their DNA the split goes back to events in the 7th century: After Mohammed's death in 632.

The only way to deal with the legacy of war is to keep looking forward. I see no hope for the Middle East until education is compulsory for all children, free from religious bondage, dictators removed without decent into chaos, and from that point forward it will take 100 years or more for peace to come to the region.

“There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.”
' Alan Paton
The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Robert Fisk
ISBN: 0007203837
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House (2005)
Pages: 1392 pages