Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq

Přední strana obálky
Macmillan, 1. 4. 2007 - Počet stran: 384
0 Recenze
Google recenze neověřuje, ale kontroluje a odstraňuje podvodný obsah, pokud je identifikován

America's leading expert on democracy delivers the first insider's account of the U.S. occupation of Iraq-a sobering and critical assessment of America's effort to implant democracy

In the fall of 2003, Stanford professor Larry Diamond received a call from Condoleezza Rice, asking if he would spend several months in Baghdad as an adviser to the American occupation authorities. Diamond had not been a supporter of the war in Iraq, but he felt that the task of building a viable democracy was a worthy goal now that Saddam Hussein's regime had been overthrown. He also thought he could do some good by putting his academic expertise to work in the real world. So in January 2004 he went to Iraq, and the next three months proved to be more of an education than he bargained for.

Diamond found himself part of one of the most audacious undertakings of our time. In Squandered Victory he shows how the American effort to establish democracy in Iraq was hampered not only by insurgents and terrorists but also by a long chain of miscalculations, missed opportunities, and acts of ideological blindness that helped assure that the transition to independence would be neither peaceful nor entirely democratic. He brings us inside the Green Zone, into a world where ideals were often trumped by power politics and where U.S. officials routinely issued edicts that later had to be squared (at great cost) with Iraqi realities. His provocative and vivid account makes clear that Iraq-and by extension, the United States-will spend many years climbing its way out of the hole that was dug during the fourteen months of the American occupation.

Vyhledávání v knize

Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi

Google recenze neověřuje, ale kontroluje a odstraňuje podvodný obsah, pokud je identifikován

SQUANDERED VICTORY: The American Occupation and Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq

Recenze od uživatele  - Kirkus

Nation-builder Diamond, a liberal denizen of the Hoover Institution, ruefully examines the checkered efforts to make Iraq safe for—America.When fellow Hooverite Condoleezza Rice called on November 11 ... Přečíst celou recenzi

Squandered victory: the American occupation and the bungled effort to bring democracy to Iraq

Recenze od uživatele  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Political scientist Diamond (senior fellow, Hoover Inst., Stanford Univ.) was recruited by his former colleague Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor, to advise on the creation of democratic ... Přečíst celou recenzi

Vybrané stránky


The View from Babylon
The Call
In Search of a Plan
Mediation Efforts
The Palace
Promoting Democracy
Constitutions and Compromises
The Second War
Handing Over
What Went Wrong?
Can Iraq Become a Democracy?
Autorská práva

Další vydání - Zobrazit všechny

Běžně se vyskytující výrazy a sousloví

Oblíbené pasáže

Strana 24 - Take up the White Man's burden No tawdry rule of kings, But toil of serf and sweeper The tale of common things. The ports ye shall not enter, The roads ye shall not tread, Go make them with your living, And mark them with your dead!
Strana 8 - I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Strana 12 - The establishment of a free Iraq at the heart of the Middle East will be a watershed event in the global democratic revolution.
Strana 146 - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Adopted by the UN General Assembly...
Strana 26 - Secretary-General, a timetable and a programme for the drafting of a new constitution for Iraq and for the holding of democratic elections under that constitution; 8.

O autorovi (2007)

Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor by courtesy of political science and sociology at Stanford University. He has also been the co-editor of the widely respected Journal of Democracy since its founding in 1990. From January to April of 2004, he served as a senior adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad. He lives in Stanford, California.

Bibliografické údaje