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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 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.
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 sense that the author just wants to grab the leaders of America, the UK, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria etc etc and bang their heads together and tell them to stop bombing, killing, maiming, invading, occupying and destroying.
His knowledge of Arab involvement in the World Wars is comprehensive and is a renowned authority on the years following the creation of the Israeli state and the Palestinian Nakba.
He writes pointedly, almost brusquely at times with his dispatches containing the horrific details of the aftermath of attacks, usually by western or western backed powers. It is written with an even hand, and no one gets off lightly.
As with all collections of journalism some of the dispatches have a dated feel and should be read in the context of the events they describe.
This is a useful book for anyone wishing to recall the mendacity with which we were taken to war, the results of that invasion and its impact on the surrounding countries in the area and anyone who wants to know more about the historical precedents that lead our politicians to believe they have a right to interfere in other nations present and future as well as their torn pasts.
Robert Fisk is a hero of journalism and free speech, his masterwork is The Great war for Civilisation and this volume is a decent companion for that exalted tome.The item The age of the warrior: selected essays, Robert Fisk, (electronic resource) represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of Manitoba Libraries.
Oct 25, · Talk by Robert Fisk, Middle East Correspondent for The Independent (UK) and author of "The Age of the Warrior: Selected Essays by Robert Fisk" given September 26, at Seattle Public Library.
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[Robert Fisk] -- A selection of Robert Fisk's finest 'Comment' pieces from the Saturday 'Independent'. Robert Fisk has amassed a devoted readership over the years, with his insightful, witty and always outspoken. Robert Fisk's essays for The Independent Published by attheheels.com User, 9 years ago Robert Fisk is one of the leading journalists in the world today writing on international politics and events, in particular as they relate to the Middle East, where he has lived for over two decades and has been a .