Kurdistan is what America wanted Iraq to be. It’s America’s reward.
Hundreds of thousands of Kurds were murdered under the tyrannical regime of Saddam Hussein. Some 4,000 Kurdish villages were destroyed. Betrayed again and again by the nations of the world, the Kurds were as decimated as any people in history.
Then came the Kurdish Miracle, that combination of ancient wisdom and modern economic genius that is now making the Kurdish homeland one of the most prosperous places on earth. Many experts predict that this homeland will soon be the world’s newest nation.
Stephen Mansfield witnessed much of this history. In this audiobook, he has turned the skills that have made him a New York Times best-selling author upon the Kurdish story. He has captured the agony and the determination, the horror and the genius, of one of the most remarkable stories of our time.
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- Susan B. McIntyre
Changes everything you know about the Middle East
Eye-opening, provocative, enlightening.
It reminded me of the optimism and longing, that I imagine T.E Lawrence felt in the desert with its people. So perhaps, I would compare it to the Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
Mansfield did a great job narrating his own work.
I never realized how progressive and important the Kurdish people are and have been until I foubd this book. My favorite part was the history of the people: their courage through oppression, their tolerance to other peoples and faiths (especially towards the Jews), their important contributions and powerful leaders - Saladin, Cyprius the Great.
As an American, I've met plenty of so called progressives on college campuses and else where. These people are quick to condemned the Iraq war as utterly futile and worse sympathize with radical Islamists calling them victims and "well, if American hadn't been in the Middle East or start wars, we would not have problems like ISIS." Many sheltered "progressives" tend to not value the right people in the Middle East like the Kurds. Kurds see the Iraq war as a victory and a liberation, it allowed them to establish northern Iraq as their fruitful region.
I think every so called open minded socially progressive needs to read this book and learn more about the great truely progressive Kurdish people.