Wed, 11 September 2013
Author of Lawrence In Arabia, Scott Anderson, explains: the slow death of the Ottoman Empire, the four distinct forces driving western intervention in the region, Lawrence's guilt over his role in British imperialism, what compelled Lawrence of Arabia to turn agains the British, the role of European drawn borders in the modern Middle East and the line of delusional thinking that helped shape American foreign policy. Lawrence In Arabia is a must read!
On The Better Half: the success of Bill De Blasio's progressive campaign, Obama's address on Syria, why diplomacy is still the best case scenario in Syria, new reporting on Barrett Brown and your calls and IMs.
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