Pity the Nation

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  • Paperback
  • 689 pages
  • Pity the Nation
  • Robert Fisk
  • English
  • 08 May 2018
  • 0192801309

About the Author: Robert Fisk

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Pity the Nation Account of war in the late 20th century both as historical document and as an eyewitness testament to human savagery Written by one of Britain s foremost journalists, this book combines political analysis and war reporting it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. Download Pity the Nation – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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  1. Lynn Beyrouthy says:

    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 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 ...

  2. David M says:

    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 aliterary 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 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 aliterary 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 its...

  3. Sarah says:

    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 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,...

  4. Hamza says:

    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 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 r...

  5. emile says:

    This book taught me a lot of things It described the tragedy of the Lebanese throughout those bloody 15 years of civil war.It helped alter some of my beliefs regarding the conflict As I leafed through the pages it seemed that I was standing next to Robert Fisk, witnessing the heinous massacres, indiscriminate bombings, wild guerrilla warfaresI could almost hear the deafening thump of artillery fire or the clattering of machine guns Every page seemed to be riddled with bullets or stained w This book taught me a lot of things It described the tragedy of the Lebanese t...

  6. Kamil Salamah says:

    An outstanding work of journalism, again produced by a very capable person.It is a very enlightening and valuable piece of work for any one trying to take a glimpse into and understand the complexities of Lebanon s political calamity with its deadly impact on anyone exposed to it in depth and the Middle East at large The dizzying shifts of alliances of the various warring groups within and the external forces...

  7. Bryan says:

    On October 23, 1983, two men nearly simultaneously detonated car bombs killing 241 American servicemen, of whom 220 were Marines and 58 French servicemen in one of the deadliest days in American combat history since World War 2 I have known of this for a large part of my life, but wanted to get an understanding of the particulars Why were we there in the first place Who was responsible for the bombing If we were part of a multi national force to protect the Lebanese from the Israelis and Syr On October 23, 1983, two men nearly simultaneously detonated car bombs killing 241 American servicemen, of whom 220 were Marines and 58 French servicemen in one of the deadliest days in American combat history since World War 2 I have known of this for a large part of my life, but wanted to get an understanding of the par...

  8. Salam Ch says:

    can t saythan it s a must read book

  9. Misha says:

    Anyhow, I am on page 540 in Fisk TheAmericans French British Italians have just withdrew from Beirut afterAmerican marines headquarters, French paratroop HQ have been bombed bythe suicide bombers BTW, Am rican foreign policy was just asboneheaded then Reagan as president, Bush Sr as VP as it isnow There was the same rhetoric of combating internationalterrorism sic , using big guns against guerrillas among civilianpopulation that time it was battleship New Jersey lobbing his FVbeetle Anyhow, I am on page 540 in Fisk TheAmericans French British Italians have just withdrew from Beirut afterAmerican marines headquarters, French paratroop HQ have been bombed bythe suicide bombers BTW, Am rican foreign policy was just asboneheaded then Reagan as president, Bush Sr as VP as it isnow There was the same rhetoric of combating internationalterrorism sic , using big guns against guerrillas among civilianpopulation that time it was battleship New Jersey lobbing his FVbeetle size shells on the Druze in Chouf mountains There was the samebelief in technology The same mixture o...

  10. Nancy El zein says:

    For a detailed look on the tragedies Lebanon has faced from the 1970s to the late 1990s, read this tremendous book Robert Fisk did a great job at being objective Didn t think someone could be as objective when it comes to history politi...