Mugged by Reality John Agresto talked about his book, Mugged by Reality: The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions, published by Encounter Books. He described… read more

Mugged by Reality John Agresto talked about his book, Mugged by Reality: The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions, published by Encounter Books. He described what he sees as America’s failure so far to understand the true legacy of Saddam’s brutal rule on ordinary Iraqis. In this he included the failure to grasp human nature and human motivations and their implications for politics, security, and religious fanaticism, and the failure to understand the social preconditions of democracy and freedom. The author talked about his experiences when he was sent to Iraq in 2003 to rebuild Iraq’s higher education system. He and Mr. Fradkin responded to audience members' questions. close

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  • John Agresto Senior Adviser (Former) Coalition Provisional Authority (Iraq)->Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
  • Hillel Fradkin Senior Fellow and Director Hudson Institute->Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World

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Mugged by Reality

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Program ID:
197983-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 17, 2007 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 02, 2007 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jun 17, 2007 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 2007 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 29, 2007 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 02, 2007 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 02, 2007 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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