Friday, February 29, 2008

This May Help You Understand the World -- Lawrence Potter

This book is the perfect thing to have lying by the bed or by a chair if you like to have something to pick up and read for a few minutes at a time. Lawrence Potter offers well-researched answers to questions like "What is the difference between a Sunni and a Shia," "Is George W. Bush Actually Stupid," "What Did Saddam do to the Kurds?" Potter writes clearly and concisely, and he's got a sense of humor. You might even learn something from him.

1 comment:

jjs said...

hell, i can answer the preview questions: yes, george bush is really stupid. the shiites kill sunnis and the sunnis kill shiites, unless american soldiers are in the vicinity then they will kill anything in the area out of frustration. saddam hussein killed the kurds because nobody, neither the iraqis nor the turks nor anyone else on earth knows exactly what kurds are, any more than anyone knows what a basque or a gypsy is. since neither of the three have any allies, it is customary to screw with them.