The Age of Deception

  • by Mohamed ElBaradei
  • Narrated by David Drummond
  • 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For the past two decades, Mohamed ElBaradei has played a key role in the most high-stakes conflicts of our time. Unique in maintaining credibility in the Arab world and the West alike, ElBaradei has emerged as a singularly independent, uncompromised voice. As the director of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency, he has contended with the Bush administration's assault on Iraq, the nuclear aspirations of North Korea, and the West's standoff with Iran. For their efforts to control nuclear proliferation, ElBaradei and his agency received the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.
Now, in a vivid and thoughtful account, ElBaradei takes us inside the international fray. Inspector, adviser, and mediator, ElBaradei moves from Baghdad, where Iraqi officials bleakly predict the coming war, to behind-the-scenes exchanges with Condoleezza Rice, to the streets of Pyongyang and the trail of Pakistani nuclear smugglers. He dissects the possibility of rapprochement with Iran while rejecting hard-line ideologies of every kind, decrying an us-versus-them approach and insisting on the necessity of relentless diplomacy. Above all, he illustrates that the security of nations is tied to the security of individuals, dependent not only on disarmament but on a universal commitment to human dignity, democratic values, and the freedom from want. Probing and eloquent, The Age of Deception is an unparalleled account of society's struggle to come to grips with the uncertainties of our age.


What the Critics Say

"A lively, outspoken take on recent geo-political confrontations that makes an impassioned case for using persuasion rather than punishment to resolve the direst threats." (Publishers Weekly)


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The Age of Deception

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I was expecting much more from Mr. ElBaradei than simply slamming the Ameicans at every opportunity.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Drummond?

Mr. ElBaradei, himself.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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- Richard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio