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DESCENT INTO CHAOS The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia

by | Read by Arthur Morey

Contemporary Culture • 19 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Arthur Morey's narration is succinct, measured, and sharp despite the tone of this scathing overview of U.S. foreign policy errors in the Middle East. The text, which spans world events from just before 9/11 to the present day, is an indictment of neoconservative mismanagement of American diplomacy. Yet Morey’s rapid delivery of complex sentences and ideas maintains a journalist's distance from the litany of incredible historical facts. This balanced tone prevents the volume from descending into an emotional diatribe. Morey's voice allows the listener to absorb the staggering scope of information presented, which includes a discussion of the dismantling of Iraq and new forms of colonialism that are suggested in the war in Afghanistan. M.R. 2009 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6806-9 $49.95 • Sixteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6808-3 $29.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4233-6805-2 $127.25 • Sixteen cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6807-6 $132.25 • Sixteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6809-0 $44.25 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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