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Pity The Nation: Lebanon At War Account Of War In The Late 20th Century Both As Historical Document And As An Eyewitness Testament To Human Savagery Written By One Of Britain S Foremost Journalists, This Book Combines Political Analysis And War Reporting It Is An Epic Account Of The Lebanon Conflict By An Author Who Has Personally Witnessed The Carnage Of Beirut For Over A Decade Fisk S Book Recounts The Details Of A Terrible War But It Also Tells A Story Of Betrayal And Illusion, Of Western Blindness That Had Led Inevitably To Political And Military Catastrophe Fisk S Book Gives Us A Further Insight Into This Troubled Part Of The World.

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    I am a 19 year old Lebanese university student I was born in 1996, the year Israel massacred civilians in the village of Qana I carry Beirut with me on my passport wherever I go Lebanon is the country I was born and raised in, the country of my father and his ancestors Yet, like all my peers, I graduated high school with a profound ignorance of my country s modern history The events that tore Lebanon apart for decades ever since its independence in 1943 and the evacuation of the last french soldier in 1946 until the day I was born are blackened out from the collective conscience of our society Upon reading this book, this marvelous piece of historical non fiction, I was amazed at the horror, the depravity of the Lebanese civil war The gory battles whose deafening echoes still reverberate in our contemporary society are only smothered by censors terrified of pouring salt on open wounds It is insane to think about it this way Have I not had the curiosity of reading this bulky book, I would ve stayed oblivious of the appalling history of my fatherland The Beirut streets, which Fisk describes with such vivacity, are the same streets I spent my childhood in, yet this foreigner seems to know them than I do How disgraceful it is to learn about your own...

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    Everything considered, I d say I prefer Patrick Cockburn as a guide to imperial aggression and sectarian violence in the Middle East Cockburn has ice in veins Fisk is of a literary bent At times merely orotund The Age of Jihad Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East is a better explanation of Syria and Iraq in the 2000s and 10s than Pity the Nation is of Lebanon in the 1980s Fisk allows himself to get waylaid by rhetoric and tangents where Cockburn never would.Still, one must feel awe before the things Robert Fisk has seen that he can t unsee Impossible to ever fully wash the stench of cadavers at Sabra and Chatila from one s body I think it s fair to say that, by reporting candidly on Israeli war crimes for a major paper, he himself was making history If there was any comfort to be had after the Israeli massacre of innocents on 5 14 this year, it was that now public opinion just had to shift At long last, once and for all, hadn t Israel truly made itself indefensible Well, in this respect Pity the Nation makes for sober reading In the annals of atrocities, the massacre at Sabra and Chatila was about as indefensible as they come, and yet, in the three and a half decades since, hacks and ideologues have never ceased defending Israel Indeed Ariel Sharon would go on to become prime minister and be fulsomely eulogized by Joe Biden To recap in 82 the PLO reached a ceasefire agreement with the state of Israel PLO fighters would...

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    This book was an astonishing read It was assigned to me as research for a play I m assistant directing about the conflict in Lebanon and its effect on a family, but I found it to be eye opening in a way that fiction could never be Fisk s love for Lebanon as a country is as strong as his descriptions of the harrowing events surrounding war in Beirut and southern Lebanon He deftly pins down the history of Western intervention and its horrifying effects on the country, so even someone who knows little about the Middle Ea...

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    Wow If you re like me and didn t know the half about just how divided Lebanon and especially Beirut were during this time, this book is a real eye opener I knew about a few major points i.e the Sabra and Shatila Massacre, but I was otherwise not very knowledgeable about the war s and the level of international involvement The fact that Fisk was actually present to witness so many key moments in recent Middle East history that are now the stuff of legend almost makes it seem like fiction He was there, however, and so was I as I got and into reading this book.The way the book is written just kept me engaged at almost every moment, even despite its length and the number of names, dates, and other things being shoved into my brain When Fisk feels fear, you feel fear When he describes the corpses and bombed out buildings, you feel as if you see them too This makes the book both fascinating and, at times, hard to read.One thing that nearly made me iffy about giving this book 5 stars is the fact that Terry Anderson s kidnapping was not resolved within its pages He was kidnapped in 1985, and Fisk spends countless pages after that keeping the reader on the edge of his her seat, waiting for a resolution Of course, it never comes because Anderson was in fact not released by Hezbollah until the year after this book was published Perhaps later editions of the book take this in...