M. P. Foster

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Syria by David W. Lesch
Syria by David W. Lesch
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic primer, 2 Sep 2013
An authoritative, comprehensive account of the origins of, and regime response to, the Syrian uprising, situating events within the wider context of the Middle East in a way that neither intimidates nor patronises the lay reader. Scathing towards Assad, who the author sees as having wasted an opportunity to reform a stultified country, but also critical of the international response and in particular, the United States' slow response and apparent desire to wish the problem away. Also dwells on the makeup of the opposition in Syria, countering the narrative that it is made up of religious extremists rather than ordinary Syrians, but warns that the longer the regime digs in, the more the… Read more
Chef'n Garlic Zoom Garlic Chopper XL Extra Large by Chef'n
The only drawback for me is the constant nagging feeling that I've wasted hours of my life chopping garlic manually like some kind of idiot. I could probably have finished my novel in the time I've spent chopping, although if I tried to write a novel now it'd likely be a thriller about how much I love this thing!!!

Five stars, and then some!
And Life Was Good and Happy: Memory, Identity and &hellip by Liam Hoare
Hoare writes with authority and lucidity, crafting an incisive tour of the post-unification German mindset in an essay that is surprisingly moving, thoroughly researched and never once intimidating or arch. Highly recommended for students and curious outsiders alike.

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