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Weldon C. Matthews


Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime

[Cover of Arab Studies Journal (Vol. XXIII No. 1), Fall 2015]

Joseph Sassoon, Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. [This review was originally published in the Fall 2015 issue of Arab Studies Journal. For more information on the issue, or to subscribe to ASJ, click here.] Despite the attention that Iraq has commanded in the news media and among policymakers since 1990, the country’s history, politics, culture, and economy have remained remarkably understudied. This ...

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Weldon C. Matthews


Weldon C. Matthews is Associate Professor of History at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He is the author of Confronting an Empire, Constructing a Nation: Arab Nationalists and Popular Politics in Mandate Palestine (I. B. Tauris, 2006).