By Reese Erlich, Noam Chomsky
"Erlich…clearly and succinctly explains Syria’s present political and armed forces stalemate during this vital, informative, and good researched book.... crucial interpreting for an individual attracted to realizing the present turmoil within the center East."
—Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
“Reese Erlich takes you within Syria with the type of readability that just a marvelous journalist supplies. This booklet is a journey de strength, demolishing clichés and changing them with realities of what the hell is happening in Syria—and why. the result's a gripping narrative that mixes unvarnished heritage with fast fact approximately Syria’s present-day.”
—Norman Solomon, writer of struggle Made effortless
“A deeply readable and informative e-book that's relatively clever concerning the fiscal undercurrents underneath what more-superficial writers see basically as political or non secular tensions. an outstanding advent to 1 of today’s so much negative tragedies.”
—Adam Hochschild, writer of to finish All Wars and King Leopold’s Ghost
“The most dear and up to date research of the complicated inner dynamics of Syria this day. . . . [It] destroys a number of the simplistic stereotypes generic within the American traditional knowledge. . . . usa coverage makers should still view Erlich’s masterful narrative as required interpreting. Had his e-book been to be had ahead of the present violence in Syria erupted, the realm could have been a lot wiser.”
—William O. Beeman, division of Anthropology, collage of Minnesota
“Veteran journalist Reese Erlich, who is aware Syria good, has written what could be the definitive account to this point of either international and household elements shaping its descent into fratricidal conflict. With the inclusion of significant old history, interviews from contained in the kingdom, and insights into the motivations of coverage makers in Washington and in other places, the result's thorough and balanced reporting within which few pop out taking a look good.”
—Stephen Zunes, professor of politics and coordinator of center jap stories, collage of San Francisco
“Erlich . . . has a unprecedented reward for putting the human drama into its greater old context, deftly introducing the reader to the numerous worlds that make up Syrian society. . . . someone who wishes a short yet refined primer at the Syrian Civil struggle may still begin here.”
—Joshua Landis, director, middle for heart East experiences, college of Oklahoma
“Read this booklet and you may obtain an in-depth, aim, and really reasonable knowing of what's happening within the center East at this second. we'd like Reese Erlich within the mass media.”
—Peter Coyote, actor, writer of drowsing the place I Fall
“Reese Erlich is that more and more infrequent specimen: a deeply educated international correspondent who immerses himself within the tale he's masking. inside of Syria is interesting and entire of insights. That makes it a welcome antidote to the flood of ill-informed blather that has deformed our realizing of this alarming crisis.”
—Stephen Kinzer, writer of Overthrow and all of the Shah’s Men
Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complicated dynamics underlying the Syrian civil conflict. via vibrant, on-the-ground money owed and interviews with either insurgent leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich offers the reader a greater figuring out of this momentous energy fight and why it matters.
Through his many contacts within Syria, the writer unearths who's aiding Assad and why; he describes the agendas of the insurgent factions; and he depicts in stark phrases the dire plight of many traditional Syrian humans stuck within the cross-fire. The booklet additionally offers insights into the position of the Kurds, the ongoing impression of Iran, and the rules of yankee leaders who look basically in retaining US local interests.
Disturbing and enlightening instantaneously, this well timed booklet exhibits you not just what's taking place within Syria yet why it's so very important for the center East, the USA, and the world.-Amazon.ca