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The Age of the Warrior: Selected Essays by Robert Fisk

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Robert Fisk has amassed a massive and devoted global readership with his eloquent and far-ranging articles on international politics. Now, for the first time, his brave and incisive essays have been collected in a single volume that ranges in scope from the recent war in Lebanon to the rise of Hamas; from the invasion of Kuwait to the looting of Baghdad; from America’s imp

Hardcover, 544 pages
Published July 29th 2008 by Nation Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Dec 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
مقالات متنوعة لروبرت فيسك الكاتب والمراسل الصحفي في الشرق الأوسط لجريدة "ذي إنديبندنت" البريطانية
فيسك قام بتغطية كل أحداث الحروب والاحتلال في العالم العربي والإسلامي تقريبا خلال 40 سنة
يكتب -كما يقول- ما تمليه عليه معتقداته وأفكاره
في العموم رؤيته غير منحازة وموضوعية للقضايا التي يتناولها
المقالات عن سياسات أمريكا وبريطانيا الفاشلة في الشرق الأوسط وغيرها من البلاد, خاصًة فترة رئاسة بوش وبلير
الازدواجية تبعا للمصلحة, والمحاباة الدائمة لإسرائيل, وسياسة إنكار الحقائق
نقد ومشاهدات وتحليل للكثير من ال
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, history
Robert Fisk has been a reporting from the Middle East for several decades now, first with the Times and then the Independent once Rupert Murdoch had shown too much interest in editing his pieces for the former newspaper. The majority of the writing in this collection of his articles for the Independent come from the Iraq invasion onwards to the book’s publication in 2010. Because Fisk has been a correspondent in the Arab world for so long there is a weariness in some of the reports, you get the ...more
Jim Coughenour
Jul 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politicalinsight
Picked up a paperback copy of Fisk's columns from The Independent when I was in Montreal at the end of June. I don't think this book's been published yet in US – according to Amazon, it should be out by the end of July.

I'm reading through in irregular fashion, impressed as always by Fisk's insight, political passion and bare bones honesty. As he explains in the preface, these writings record "a foreign correspondent's thoughts amid war ... the need to explore one's own anger as well as the gentl
Kym Robinson
Robert Fisk is at present the Middle East correspondent for the Independent. This book is essentially a collection of various articles written by him around 2000 to 2008. Though much of the subject matter is over a decade old now, it is still relevant and helps to guide the reader on some of the histories that have helped to produce the present calamity of the region.

All though the book does cover other matters beyond the Middle East and Western foreign policy, it is in the specific area of nea
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert Fisk is one of the rare journalists I've been following for a long long time now. Because he's worth it and he still does journalism the way it should be done.

This is an important collection of his writings and I highly recommend reading it.

"That’s the kind of anger that journalists are permitted to deploy, the anger of righteousness and fear. It is the language of our masters, the Bushes and Blairs and Browns, the Kinkels and the Sarkozy and, of course, the Mubaraks and the King Husseins
May 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert Fisk has both the knowledge of the Middle East and the eloquent gift of a writer to express and explain his frustration with many policies made by the US and Europe towards the ME region. Living in the Middle East helps me to appreciate his point of view. However, I understand why those who live in the West and have never traveled here or studied, to any great extent, the polices of the West towards the ME find Fisk one-sided. But I think those critics are poorly informed. Fisk is fair in ...more
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It probably would've been impossible for Robert Fisk to follow up 'The Great War for Civilization' with anything but a disappointment, given the depth and scope of that great book. Still, the writings here are brief little diatribes with predictable themes that show nothing of Fisk's deep knowledge of the middle east. There's an interesting commentary here and there, but not a whole lot more.
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

في الأغلب كانت الرؤية موضوعية لصحفي متمرس
و في الأجدى علينا أن نرى واقع الشرق الاوسط بعين أخرى
عينٌ خارجية تستطيع رؤية التفاصيل التي نجهل
رؤية نقاط الضعف و القوة
و ربما
ربما تعلمنا منها انقاذ هذا البيت المهلهل.
Jul 28, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thought provoking and provocative articles based on extensive experience of living and writing in the Middle East.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: journalism
A selection of occasional pieces mostly about the middle east which contain some interesting insights and which refresh a lot of the recent history of events in that part of the world, which sad to say, have been drowned out by the howl of propaganda unleashed since 11th September 2001. A good re-introduction to the period.
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Robert Fisk is an English writer and journalist. As Middle East correspondent of The Independent, he has primarily been based in Beirut for more than 30 years. He has published a number of books and has reported on the United States'war in Afghanistan and its 2003 invasion of Iraq. Fisk holds more British and International Journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent. The New York Times ...more
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