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Pakistan by Anatol Lieven
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Dec 11, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: didn-t-bother-finishing
Recommended to Trena by: The Economist Best Books of 2011

All right, The Economist, you are smarter than me. I admit it. The Economist rated this book one of the best of 2011. And it is good. It's an examination of Pakistani society on a minute level. Very minute. It reads like a PhD thesis; I was surprised to see the author is a journalist and not an academic. I didn't get very far. It was just too dense to hold my attention.

After reading Obama's Wars I felt that I needed to know more about Pakistan, a crucial part of our safety and security equation. The part of this book that I read was quite interesting and gave some insight into Pakistani social and political structure. If you are a serious student of world affairs, I highly recommend it.
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