Dominic Streatfeild - A History of the World Since 9/11 (4 stars)

Explores victims caught in the less than friendly fire raging since 9/11

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Dominic Streatfeild - A History of the World Since 9/11

(Atlantic)

Penning histories of mind control and cocaine can hardly be described as flights of literary fancy, but Dominic Streatfeild has now hit the mother lode of seriousness with his new work. Ever since those two towers came tumbling down, the world has become a far more dangerous place, thanks to the brutal reaction of the US and its allies and the entrenchment of those who seek to resist the War on Terror.

This book looks at many of the innocent victims caught in the less than friendly fire which has raged since 9/11: the Iraqis denied refuge in Australia thanks to false accusations of infanticide; the senseless massacre of an Afghan wedding party; the fate of an innocent German who suffered the appalling consequences of extraordinary rendition. If anger is indeed an energy, this book should have you ready to run a marathon by the time you’ve reached the final page.

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