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The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria
Polyarchy by Robert Dahl
The Nazi Seizure of Power by William Sheridan Allen
Terror and Liberalism by Paul Berman
The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck
This is the best they could do?
Neither of the designs were particularly exciting, and I can't say I would really prefer the other option, but this looks like a garbage dump. Maybe it's just a really bad drawing and it will look good once it's built, but I'm just not on the bandwagon.
I just found a great blog of an American reporting from the Kurdish region of Turkey. He's got great accounts of his daily travels and his encounters with Kurds in the region and their reaction to the Iraqi drama. Also, for those of you, like me, who are interested in Turkey and its internal politics, he's got some great analysis of Turkish society and that type of commentary that you just can't get unless you're there. An excerpt:
"As an American, I was received like a hero among the Kurds, whose brothers and sisters across the border in Iraq were victims of Saddam's chemical weapons in 1991, before the United States and Britain established the no-fly zone and the Kurds beat back Iraqi troops. It was strange to hear George W. Bush praised in the Middle East. But the Kurds have reason to be grateful that the Americans and Brits have held off Saddam, hero of the worldwide peace movement. One Kurdish truck driver told me when he was in Iraq a decade ago, he saw a 100-yard-long trench filled with corpses after Hussein dropped chemical weapons on civilians. Everywhere I went in the area, Kurds would greet me saying, "America! You are welcome! This is America’s village. Bush must come here and kill Saddam.”"