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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.
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By A. M. on 11-17-16
A one sided view from the IAEA perspective
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I have a new appreciation for Mohamed ElBaradei's integrity and efforts as an independent Director of the IAEA but I am less impressed with his rather narrow perspective based on legal definitions, etc. Mohamed ElBaradei was always perfectly eager to extend "respect" and understanding to those who violated the terms of the NPT but seldom offered such respect and understanding to those (The US mainly) who sought to enforce them (ex: his accusation that Bush is a "war criminal"). ElBaradei never made an attempt to see the issues outside of the very narrow scope of the IAEA, which, I believe, did an excellent job on behalf of all nations.
His POV and words should be understood but at the same time one should know that much else was not said.
Narrartion is sub-par with nary a breath betwixt chapters (a bit disconcerting).
By Richard on 07-13-13
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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