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4.0 out of 5 stars
The Duel: Pakistan on the flight path of American Power, 15 Oct. 2008
Loved it! Ali throws a fresh light on the modern history of Pakistan by adding important historic details to the overall picture. Naturally the chapters which deal with the late 60es and early 80es stand out stonger, since Ali have written about these periods in two earlier books. But since Ali is the first to point out where history proved him wrong (allthough he never loses an opportunity to point out were he was right either), he still leaves a fresh impression. One mayor point of critique, however, is the title. Only the last chapters deals extensively with the juxtaposition of american foreign policy and Pakistan, whereas the rest of the book throws in a note or two on the subject. Here I am led to believe that commercial motives flawed Alis choice of title. But still a good book, which I would recommend to anybody with a general knowledge and insight of pakistani politics since 1947.