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Joseph Sassoon, Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Joseph Sassoon: The Ba‘th Party documents provide a treasure trove that allows us to understand how authoritarian regimes function and how the Iraqi system was sustained for thirty-five years in spite of wars and sanctions. I was intrigued by the ability to delve into those primary sources to find ...Keep Reading »
Joseph Sassoon was born in Iraq and obtained his PhD at St. Antony's College, Oxford. He is the author of Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime (Cambridge, 2011) and has numerous other publications, among them "Economic Policy in Iraq: 1932-1950" and his book on refugees, The Iraqi Refugees: The New Crisis in the Middle East. He is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and beginning in January 2012 is a visiting fellow at All Soul's College, Oxford.
"The most ironic aspect of the Hebrew University’s call for an oral history conference is that the campus stands on expropriated land... Given oral history’s tradition of advocacy for the displaced, these facts should give scholars contemplating participation in the oral history conference pause for thought."click | email | tweet