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The Looting of the Iraq Museum

Johan Franzén has reviewed Lawrence Rothfield's, The Rape of Mesopotamia (University of Chicago Press, 2009) for the Times Higher Education (August 13, 2009). [Chicago UP]

This meticulously researched and convincingly argued book is a damning indictment against the US (and British) cultural policy in Iraq during the 2003 invasion. Having interviewed 28 key players, Rothfield leaves no stone unturned in his unearthing of the shenanigans that went on behind the scenes in the run-up to the invasion. ...

The Rape of Mesopotamia is an important book and one that should be read by anyone interested in the Iraq War, US foreign policy or modern history, as well as by members of the cultural heritage community. ...

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