Saddams Word: Political Discourse in Iraq

Paperback | January 15, 2002

byOfra Bengio

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This is the first serious attempt to understand modern Iraq through a close examination of the political discourse used by the Ba'th regime and its leader, Saddam Hussein. By analyzing political terms, concepts, and idioms as disseminated through the official Iraqi mouthpieces, author OfraBengio illuminates Iraq's political culture and the events that these expressions have both reflected and shaped. Not only does this study add to our understanding of the "Saddam enigma;" it also offers a more universal truth: that under any regime, political culture is built on public discourse.Saddam's Word will be of much interest to students of the contemporary Middle East, as well as to all other observers of Saddam Hussein and his regime.

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This is the first serious attempt to understand modern Iraq through a close examination of the political discourse used by the Ba'th regime and its leader, Saddam Hussein. By analyzing political terms, concepts, and idioms as disseminated through the official Iraqi mouthpieces, author OfraBengio illuminates Iraq's political culture and...

Ofra Bengio is at Tel Aviv University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 5.98 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:January 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195151852

ISBN - 13:9780195151855

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"It is refreshing to read an English-language book on a Middle Eastern topic that relies largely on Arabic sources rather than Western or Israeli ones. The book is unique, delving into previously uncharted waters."--Perspectives on Political Science