History and Culture of Iraq


Guests:

David Fromkin
*Author, A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East (Owl Books, 2001)
*University Professor, Boston University

Edmund Ghareeb
*Distinguished Professor, School for International Service, American University
*Co-Author, War in the Gulf War, 1990-91: The Iraq-Kuwait Conflict and Its Implications (Oxford Univ, 2001)

Simon Henderson
*Author, Instant Empire: Saddam Hussein's Ambition for Iraq (Mercury House, 1991)
*Former Journalist, The Financial Times

At the end of the first World War, imperial Britain carved out a piece of the Ottoman Empire and named it Iraq. Since then, the government in Baghdad has been ruled by kings, assassins, pawns and tyrants. The history of one nation born out of one war and now facing another. Join Neal Conan for Talk of the Nation from NPR News.
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