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I read books, I write about books, I would probably marry a book if I could find one who liked me enough. Three words to describe me mature, irresponsible, contradictory, unreliable...oh...that's four...

Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up - A Woefully Incomplete Guide

Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up A Woefully Incomplete Guide - Bob                    Harris Brisk, humorous trot through the world's conflicts. Generally good, but some weak areas: the troubles of Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone are barely disentangled, but perhaps clarifying that particular mess would take a much longer book.I especially like the way Bob Harris picks out the lessons: colonialism caused a lot of these problems, interference from the US is another common theme, ancient grudges nursed by the wrongheaded a third source of violence (weird how Ireland and Bosnia have that in common). Harris doesn't pull back from apportioning blame and that's refreshing.