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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 women express a desire to participate in warfare, and are frustrated when they are forced to remain in the safe houses with the children while the men conduct battle. In 1948, they gain the “right” to guard the kibbutz with hunting rifles. The film concludes with photographs of these women wielding their guns, implying that they gave up their own liberation for the sake of the national struggle and the settler colonial project."click | email | tweet