In "The Age of the Warrior", Dr. Robert Fisk has assembled a remarkable collection of essays and stories which serve to amplify and reflect the blood-stained past and present in which we live.
Fisk takes readers from the London bombings to the streets of Lebanon, from war torn Iraq to the horror of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, offering courageous eyewitness accounts.
Ranging from the inspirational to the utterly tragic, these essays encompass our world today- World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.
Robert Fisk is Middle East correspondent for the London Independent (independent.co.uk). He has been based in Beirut for more than thirty years and has covered every major war in the Middle East over that period. Mr. Fisk has been given seven British International Journalist of the Year awards for his work.
His previous books include Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon and In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the Price of Neutrality 1939-45.
Robert Fisk details the current situation in Lebanon, where he lives, and explains the failed nature of the government. He also discusses the significance of the 2006 war with Israel and predicts another war with Israel will break out in the coming year.
Robert Fisk explains that Western countries and the Middle East are not able to understand each other on a political level because of a difference in religiousness and also due to common misconceptions held by each side.
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