Saturday, July 22, 2006
Small reading list on Middle East issues
AlterNet featured an article by Deborah Campbell suggesting "What to Read While the Craddle of Civilzation Burns." It is a small selection of books to read in order to get a sense of the issues in the Middle East, and it may be helpful to gain a better understanding given the war in Iraq and other current events. Among the items included are David Grossman's The Yellow Wind (1988) and Joe Sacco's Palestine (2001). Go over, read the article, and feel free to look for the books at your local library. For other readings, readers can look over my booknotes on Osama's words and on a politically incorrect look at Islam. As always, any readers out there with suggestions for other readings are welcome to post in the comments.