Mugged by Reality: The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions by John Agresto
John Agresto has written a cogent and quotable pro-freedom and pro-Western yet unmerciful critique of the overthrow of Saddam and the failure of the allies to set up a stable state in the aftermath of his regime. Agresto argues that our failure is primarily due to the fact that we have forgotten ourselves how our own democracy was created, ... (See the whole review)
John Agresto's appearance on BookTV was so impressive, I was frustrated that I was unable to better transcribe his actual words, which I did not record. I spent some time on-line and actually came across Jason's review, but could not find any links to texts of his to post. This man's expertise is as an educator and administrator, but from his speech it was obvious he might equally be a philosopher, a statesman, or a good candidate for president.
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