Beyond the Storm
A Gulf Crisis Reader
edited by Phyllis Bennis & Michel Moushabeck
intro. by Eqbal Ahmad; foreword by Edward W Said
6" x 9" • 448 pages
This book is an essential resource for anyone who wishes to understand the underlying causes of the Persian Gulf War - a must read. "
-Mother Jones Magazine
" Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader offers us a rare window into the realities behind the Gulf War-causes, underlying tensions, injustices, and the tragically ongoing aftermath. This should be 'must reading' for every U.S. citizen who considers herself or himself also a citizen of the planet. "
" One of the many horrifying experiences of the 1991 Gulf War was that the horror itself was kept from the American people. Without information we cannot act responsibly; democracy isn't possible. I am grateful for Bennis and Moushabeck's book offering insight and information that was kept from the majority of the public by a policy of censorship. "
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The Gulf crisis is one of the most important and tragic events to take place in the Middle East this century. Never has there been a more massive direct involvement of the United States in the region. But despite the more than 500,000 U.S. troops sent to Saudi Arabia, despite the billions of dollars spent on the armed forces, and despite the war's enormous costs in human life and economic hardship, the Gulf remains an unfamiliar region, "Desert Storm" and unsettling war, George Bush's "new world order" an uncertain cause.
This collection of original essays by 31 internationally respected scholars and experts from four continents examines the ethical and strategic issues of the conflict, and analyzes the catastrophic consequences facing the world in the wake of the Gulf war.
Phyllis Bennis and Michel Moushabeck are the editors of Altered States: A Reader in the New World Order.
edited by Phyllis Bennis and Michel Moushabeck
introduction by Eqbal Ahmad
Olive Branch Press
" For those tired of the same fare, this collection is sure to provide food for thought. A must volume in every public library because of its bold contents. " — Library Journal
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