Who hates whom : Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up A Woefully Incomplete Guide. / Bob Harris.
- ISBN: 9780307408488 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 2007.
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|Summary, etc.:|| The daily news gives you events but rarely context. So what do al-Qaeda, North Korea, and Iran really want? Which faction is which in Iraq and who's arming whom? What's the deal with Somalia, Darfur, and Kashmir? Fatah, Hamas, and Hezbollah?Finally, here's Who Hates Whom--a handy, often stunning guide to the world's recent conflicts, from the large and important to the completely absurd.· Which countries are fighting over an uninhabitable glacier with no real strategic value--at an annual cost of half a billion dollars?· Which underreported war has been the deadliest since World War II--worse even than Vietnam--with a continuing aftermath worse than most current conflicts combined?· Which royal family members were respected as gods--until the crown prince machine-gunned the king and queen?· Which country's high school students think the Nazis had a "good side"? Which nation's readers recently put Mein Kampf on the...
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