Socialist Iraq: A Study in Iraqi Politics since 1968

Socialist Iraq: A Study in Iraqi Politics since 1968

Socialist Iraq: A Study in Iraqi Politics since 1968

Socialist Iraq: A Study in Iraqi Politics since 1968

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This work is a sequel to Independent Iraq and Republican Iraq; the first dealt with Iraqi politics under the Monarchy and the second with the Revolution of 1958 and its aftermath. This volume, more closely connected with the latter, is essentially a study of the Revolution of 1968 with a special emphasis on political and economic development under Arab Socialist rule. The three volumes, though each appears as a separate study, cover a span of Iraqi political development extending to almost half a century and may well be regarded as a single work in three tomes. Coincidentally, the first volume begins with the year I entered public life—it is indeed the year Iraq had formally been declared independent—and the third roughly ends with the year I retired as an academician.

As in the earlier volumes, I tried not only to verify published material with oral interviews but also to obtain information not found in print from the dramatis personae with whom I had the privilege to meet and discuss fundamental questions of policy and other matters connected with the country's development. I should like to mention in particular Field Marshal Ahmad Hasan al-Bakr, President of the Republic; Saddam Husayn, Vice President of the Revolutionary Command Council; and a number of Cabinet Ministers, high Government officials, and other public men who have provided me with invaluable material. To Michel 'Aflaq, Secretary General of the National Command of the Ba`th Party and his staff, and a number of leading members of the Iraqi Regional Command, I am grateful for their assistance and counsel. I should also thank the University of Baghdad and the Ministry of In . . .

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