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A revelation about human rights and the ‘war on terror’

Volume 12, Issue 2

September, 2006

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Stephenson, J. (2006). A revelation about human rights and the ‘war on terror’ [Review]. Pacific Journalism Review, 12(2): 200-202. Review of The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East, by Robert Fisk. London: Harper Collins, 2005. 1366pp. ISBN 184115007X (cloth)
Author(s): Jon Stephenson
Book reviewed by Robert Fisk
Publication date: 
September, 2006

Since 9/11 and the US-led invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, British journalist Robert Fisk has built a huge following as a staunch critic of George W. Bush’s ‘war on terror’. But Fisk’s cogent—often controversial—analysis of American foreign policy and Western meddling and mendacity in the Middle East is nothing new: based in Beirut, he has reported for 30 years on conflicts from Algeria to Afghanistan.