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The British Camp: An excerpt from Rory Stewart’s The Prince of Marshes

A Prince cannot avoid ingratitude. –Machiavelli, Discourses, Book I, Chapter 29 Pursuant to my authority as Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), relevant UN Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 1483 (2003), and the laws and usages of war, I hereby promulgate the following: The CPA is vested with all executive, legislative, and judicial authority […]

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In the Company of Soldiers

From In the Company of Soldiers by Rick Atkinson Published by Henry Holt; March 2004; $25.00US/$36.95CAN; 0-8050-7561-5 Copyright © 2004 Rick Atkinson They found the sergeant’s body at midmorning on Saturday, April 12, 2003, just where an Iraqi boy had said it would be: in a shallow grave in south Baghdad, near the Highway 8 […]

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