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Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

By Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac
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The secretary of state gets a grilling when she requests $75 million from the Senate for democracy-building activities in Iran.
Most of the money would go toward round-the-clock TV programming in Farsi. And while that’s probably not a bad idea, it’s hard to imagine that any amount of TV would meaningfully distract attention from the spectacle of the American occupation of Iraq.

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