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The Great War For Civilisation, by Robert Fisk, Fourth Estate, €30.

22nd October, 2005

The Great War For Civilisation, by Robert Fisk, Fourth Estate, €30.

“The only thing new is the history we don't know,” remarked Harry Truman midway through his presidency of the United States.

More than five decades down the line, with the Bush administration seemingly determined to flaunt its ignorance of that axiom at every turn, this gargantuan but superb book serves as a warning of the dangers of behaving with near-total cynicism on...

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