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War, Geopolitics, and History

Conflict in the Middle East
Narrated by: Noam Chomsky
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
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A talk by Robert Fisk, the Middle East correspondent for the London Independent and the author of Challenging Empire and the Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. Introduced by Noam Chomsky. Recorded live on April 9, 2006, at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Fkrauss
  • 08-08-2012

Good lecture, reaaallly bad recording

The lecture is cool but the audio quality is so low that you need to like the content a lot just to get through it

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  • Everard (Desert Islander)
  • 30-04-2017

The definitive education on the so-called Middle East

It took me a year to get through the book. Audible really should get Robert Fisk's epic narrated, else many will miss out. That would be a real tragedy. How else will we find out? I tell anyone who'll listen this book is the touchstone by which to view the Middle East.
There are chapters which could carry a warning, "readers may find content disturbing and distressing."

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  • Clifford
  • 17-10-2015

Robert Fisk & The Middle East

I have His books and enjoyed listening to this public chat with him and Noam Chomski who are both covering what our Newspapers fail or refuse to cover, and ask the forbidden questions. So I am going back to read The War to End all Wars.

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  • Mr. M. G. Helliwell
  • 06-08-2019

Good book, terrible audio

I enjoyed this enough to kick start an interest in reading more. However the audio quality is diabolical.

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  • Anthony
  • 02-05-2017

Poor quality recording

Essentially a Q&A with fisk. Interesting with some humorous anecdotes. But not really worth a credit for the length.


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  • Lord Peridot
  • 28-07-2018

What's really going on

This book is an extended lecture by Robert Fisk presented to a live & clearly knowledgeable audience. There's an interesting 20 minute Q&A session at the end & an introduction by Noam Chomsky. Fisks speaks about his war time reporting in the Middle East and draws interesting parallels between the current American interference & attempts at domination on the one hand & on the other the imperial adventures of Britain & Rome in the same arena. Despite the dreadful suffering of the people in the Middle East & his own direct experience of the horror & danger, Fisk delivers his lecture in a cheerful & brisk manner. Don't bother resding the NY or London Times if you want to understand what's going on in the world, listen to this lecture & read his book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-2019

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the production standards were not very high. the content was interesting. a very sad human situation.

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  • KennethO'Rourke
  • 23-03-2016

Fisk at his best

Fisk displays his encyclopedic knowledge of the middle east, giving broad historical context enthusiastically and humorously

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  • Stop the lights
  • 22-07-2019

Always enlightenment with Mr Fisk

I'd highly recommend everyone read Robert Fisk. Unlike some would be experts from Facebook and the like who comment on the Middle East Robert eats sleeps and breathes politics of the Middle East. I admire his views and opinions abo ve all others.

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  • Burlow74
  • 06-05-2019

An Absolute Must Listen

Robert Fisk, as ever, shines a much needed light on the Wests century long meddling in the Middle East.

Practically all of its current problems are down to colonialism, Israel and Whabissim out of Saudi.