Not On The President’s List

Kareem Fahim reviews Tariq Ali’s Bush in Babylon for the VLS.

In a sense, Bush in Babylon hosts the exiles’ debate: leftist poets versus Pentagon collaborators, a struggle for authorship of an unwritten Iraqi future. One side waits for Nasser, and the other for Jefferson. Perhaps Iraq should be left to a younger generation with a shorter memory.

Read the full review here.