The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday

Book Review: The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday by Neil MacFarquhar

The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday By Neil MacFarquhar PublicAffairs; 387 pages

"It is a mistake to view the darker aspects of life in the Middle East as the entire spectrum and write off the rest," states MacFarquhar, a former Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times. The son of an American oilworker, MacFarquhar grew up in Libya and speaks Arabic. His survey of the modern Middle East is concerned with more than just the typical tales of conflict, death and revenge so often peddled by foreign correspondents. With both an insider's affection and an...

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