A War Against Truth

A War Against Truth is an explicit, original, confrontational and deeply personal account of the US-led invasion of Iraq from celebrated author and journalist Paul William Roberts. Paul William Roberts arrived in Baghdad in March 2003, days before the U.S. launched its ‘shock and awe' campaign on the ancient city. Roberts is an authority on Iraq -having covered its politics for three decades - and he is one of the few Westerners to have interviewed Saddam Hussein. Over the course of many visits to Iraq, Roberts had witnessed the struggles of Iraqi friends and colleagues as their country was ravaged by war and sanctions; but nothing could have prepared him for the injustices he witnessed during ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom'. Roberts wrote "A War Against Truth" upon his return, in an effort to tell the truth about the war as he saw it, and to expose the deceitful politics behind it. "A War Against Truth" provides a critique of US foreign policy, a concise and enlightening history of Middle East politics and a front-line, behind-the-scenes account of the war and its aftermath. It is a follow-up to Roberts' first book on Iraq, "The Demonic Comedy: Some Detours in the Baghdad of Saddam Hussein", which Lewis Lapham called "A fine and wonderfully readable book - a tragic story told with antic humour and literary grace." "A War Against Truth" displays the author's characteristic eloquence and wit, and is also darkly humorous and satirical. Above all, "A War Against Truth" is an insightful commentary from a first-rate writer who witnessed firsthand what most of us watched through a camera lens.

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23cm x 15cm




Fiction , Non-Fiction


Hardie Grant Books


01 November 2004


Paul William Roberts