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An Iraqi Exile on the Human Rights Violations of His Home Country

Iraqi dissident writer Kanan Makiya wrote, under the pseudonym Samir al-Khalil, the book "Republic of Fear," about Saddam Hussein's regime. It was one of the first alarms about the brutality of Hussein's regime. Makiya has a new book, "Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising and the Arab World," in which he criticizes Arab intellectuals for keeping silent over escalating cruelties in the Arab world.


Other segments from the episode on April 28, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 28, 1993: Interview with Kanan Makiya; Interview with Harry Shearer.


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