THE NEW IRAQ?….When I blogged about the New Iraq? a couple of days ago, the term was just a throwaway little joke. Little did I know that the term had already been taken and it’s not a joke: it’s the name of a book by Joseph Braude, and its website,, cheerily says that “We welcome your interest in Iraq and its people’s prospects for a bright future.”

Hopefully I won’t be sued for copyright infringement. About the book itself, of course, I know nothing since I only discovered it today. Has anyone read it or heard the author? Is it worth paying attention to? If anyone’s read the book, let us know in comments what you thought.