Iraq: Threat and response

ab 14,90 

Gerhard Beestermöller, David Little (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-6552-5
Band-Nr. 16
Jahr 2003
Seiten 160
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studies on Effective Multilateralism for Sustainable Development


The publication of this collection of essays on the current crisis
concerning Iraq will not be welcomed by the United States
government. Although the authors – a group of German and
American scholars, who are moral theologicans, policy analysts,
political scientists, and a Middle East historian – write from
divergent backgrounds and perspectives, all finally concur,
sometimes for different reasons, in rejecting the arguments of
the Bush administration in favor of unilateral U.S. military
action against Iraq. These essays are uniformly free of the
intemperate language and careless argumentation that
characterizes some of the opposition to American policy inside
and outside the United States, and is therefore easy to dismiss.
Whether the authors address they assess either the threat
Saddam Hussein represents to his reagon and the world or the
prospects for alternative strategies, the reasoning is generally
wellinformed, sensitive to complexity, and attentive to detail.
The book will help to confirm and strengthen the growing
`thoughful opposition‘ in the United States and abroad to the
Bush policies, and as such deserves to be taken very seriously.