From Iraq to Brazil, Libya to the Western Sahara, Syria to South Sudan and beyond, war destroys the lives of millions of people. In this hard-hitting book, Peadar King describes the root causes of ongoing conflicts in thirteen countries and passionately explains why the world must finally sit up and take notice.
“People don’t realize what it’s like to live in a war zone. You have to live it to understand it,” Reem Aslo tells the author in Aleppo.
King argues convincingly that these wars are not inevitable, they don’t just happen: they are the result of colonial misrule, corporate greed, corruption, the military-industrial complex and big country power struggles.
Featuring heart-breaking personal accounts, the RTÉ What in the World? television series has filmed in over fifty countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. This resulting book tells profoundly moving stories of how war has convulsed the lives of people caught up its insidious grip, plunged many into the depths of despair and crushed the hopes and dreams of whole generations.
King shows, however, that there is hope, as more and more people comprehend and confront the horrors of war while demanding respect for human rights for all.
For the concerned reader, awareness and compassion are key, and this powerful book eloquently provides both.
“Just got this book three days ago and I have finished reading it already. Once I began reading it, it was hard to put down. … I highly recommend it. Being a critical contrarian sort of person I usually find some fault with most books I read. This book in my view is both timely and exceptionally good.” – Edward Horgan
About the Author
Peadar King is the presenter/producer of the What in the World? documentary series, as well as an author and lecturer on a variety of political topics. His book What in the World? Political Travels in Africa, Asia and the America was published by The Liffey Press in 2013.
- Additional Information
Author King, Peadar Editor No Print Format Paperback ISBN-10 No ISBN-13 9781916099821 Illustrations 60 colour photographs Date of Publication January 15, 2020 Number of Pages 300