Book review: The Age of Jihad, by Patrick Cockburn
No one, certainly no Westerner, can make sense of the tragic catastrophe in the Middle East, but Patrick Cockburn who has worked there, and in Chechnya and Afghanistan, as a journalist for a quarter of a century now, is a better guide than anyone else to “the eight wars now being fought in Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa”. He has been there and reported and analysed the conflicts in Iraq and Syria and was one of the first to report on the rise of ISIS and to describe the nature of its horrific regime. This book is required reading for anyone who wants to try to... read more
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