Kanan Makiya

Kanan Makiya


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Baghdad, Iraq
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is an Iraqi academic, who gained British nationality in 1982. He is the Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University. Although he was born in Baghdad, he left Iraq to study architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, later founding Makiya Associates in order to design and build projects in the Middle East. As a former exile, he was a prominent member of the Iraqi opposition, a "close friend" of Ahmed Chalabi, and an influential proponent of the 2003 Iraq War.His life is documented in British journalist Nick Cohen's book What's Left.

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“He also knew that there is no escape from power like his, no exit, no way out of the predicament that being always on creates; there is only death.”
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“Or perhaps it is a matter of those despised parts of our natures that are normally frittered away as harmless foibles giving rise in times of war to monsters.”
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“Not prettiness, mind you, whose nature is trite, but beauty, which sinks to the depths”
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