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The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East (Anglais) Broché – 23 mars 2010

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Since his boyhood in Qadhafi 's Libya, and later as a reporter for more than thirteen years in cities stretching from Tehran to Marrakesh, Neil MacFarquhar has developed a counterintuitive sense that the Middle East, despite all the bloodshed in its contemporary history, is a place of warmth, humanity, and generous eccentricity. In The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday MacFarquhar shares a lesser known side of the region, the story he always wanted to file. MacFarquhar shows the daily lives and attitudes of people frequently obscured behind the curtain of violence: the stories of chefs and sex therapists, bloggers and academics struggling to reform on their own terms.

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Neil MacFarquhar served as New York Times Cairo bureau chief from 2001 through 2005. An Arabic speaker, he grew up in Libya and covered the region for the AP, including stints in Israel and Kuwait. He is the author of a novel, The Sand Café.

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A very good recent book that supplies background information to the current upheavals in the Middle East. Since the author, as NY Times correspondent, was able to describe and understand the political and social unrest in the area in the course of his reporting, one wonders why Western governments, with their diplomats and information networks, have been so slow in their reactions.

Well-written and highly recommended.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Best book on the Middle East I have read 18 août 2009
Par C. M. Peterson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
I am an American and have travelled extensively in the Middle East since 2006. I must say that The Media Relations Department book is the most illuminating treatment of what is happening and not happening in the Middle East that I have ever read. Neil's travels take him from Morocco to Iran. Along the way, he finds the potential change agents in the different countries - those who resist governmental oppression and continue to speak out for needed changes in societies burdened by autocratic regimes. Neil interviews these heroes for human dignity and allows the reader to understand the human dimension of the current dramas in Middle Eastern countries.

Neil's explanations about the 1967 Israeli victory in the Six-Day War as being the start of Muslim fundamentalism's rise throughout the Middle East is very useful for understanding how things moved to where they are now in most Middle Eastern countries. Neil's explanation of how the mukhabarat - the security services - in Middle Eastern countries have taken on unprecedented power in each country for defending the status quo is extremely valuable. Neil provides numerous encounters with these security services. As a result, I now feel that I have gained an awareness for a dimension of life in Middle Eastern countries that I did not have when I was a tourist or occasional sojourner in the Middle East. I now better appreciate what citizens of Middle Eastern countries must think about on an ongoing basis - whether one's actions or words will prompt an "invitation" to come speak with the mukhabarat.

The book moves fast and includes humorous episodes (in the midst of daunting circumstances). I would recommend this book highly to those who are just beginning a relationship with the Middle East, those that want to know if there is hope for the Middle East, and those who have years of direct experience with the Middle East. The scope of Neil's coverage would help any veteran of the Middle East know about what is happening across the thousands of miles of this region.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Varied & balanced, entertaining 24 juin 2012
Par kidtree - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
So many books about the Mideast show a narrow point of view, from someone who spent a few years in one or two countries. Mr. MacFarquhar's experience begins when he was a young boy living in the fenced compound of American oil workers in Libya. His life centered around swimming and sailing in the Mediterranean, with the odd (and they were often quite odd) contact with the locals.
It was years later, while studying in California, he decided he had to return to the Mideast, and as a journalist. He traveled and lived in countries from one end of the Mediterranean to the other, and his writing makes it clear that each nation has its own unique history and personality. He introduces us to local friends he'd known over years of work and new acquaintances, royalty, dissidents, journalists, and the workers he encounters. All have their opinions and experiences.
It isn't a powder-puff treatment; he tells of the Saudi religious police and their insane demands and power, and of another government that tired of maintaining a prison crammed with political prisoners, so they simply massacred the inmates and left the empty shell in the desert. He tells of educated, peaceful, middle-class women imprisoned and molested for the crime of driving a car. There are shocking cases here of brutality, but many more encounters with normal people going about their lives, trying to support their kids.
There is some danger to his life of world travel, of course, and his work is interrupted by severe injury - near death, in fact - when he's run down by a bus... in New York City.
After reading this book I gave it to my 17-year-old son; he's enjoying it. It's light enough to be interesting to an educated teenager, and will greatly balance and expand his impressions of the Mideast. Whatever he hears from his friends, teachers, or coworkers, he'll never be able to accept any claim that all Mideastern countries or all Muslims can be lumped into any common stereotype.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Different World View 16 mars 2011
Par N. Vaughn - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
From his days as a child in an oilfield compound in Libya, to his days as a foreign correspondent for a variety of outlets including the New York Times reporting on several different countries, in The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy BirthdayNeil MacFarquhar provides a stark contrast to the rifle-waving, beard-sporting, wildly shouting madmen that we so often see representative of Middle Eastern countries on the nightly news.

MacFarquhar gives a much more insightful view through the eyes of the man (and occasionally, the woman) on the street from varying walks of life throughout the Middle East. Cueing this book up was timed perfectly with the most recent (and most severe) mental meltdown of Qadhafi in Libya. (I had only read the first chapter when the news started reporting on that story.) It's easy to take our freedoms for granted. While in many respects our government is no more effective than some of the faux democracies we prop up in that part of the world, at least we can criticize our government without the threat of torture, decades in prison or worse.

That's why we don't often hear about some of the people MacFarquhar writes of as it's much better for them if we don't. They are stealthily working to find ways to make things better for themselves, their families and their likeminded countrymen. And in most cases, we're not talking about huge cultural uprising but basic human rights. MacFarquhar's Middle East is largely populated by people who want their governments - and ours - to simply leave them alone. Or, if we do interject ourselves into the fray, to at least finish what we start.

I found MacFarquhar's writing style easy to read and hard to click off my Kindle. He paints an interesting and sympathetic picture of generations of people who have found themselves little more than prisoners of megalomaniacal rule, and more often than not swathed in the extremes of religion. While it may be neither a complete nor a completely unbiased picture of the Middle East, this book is a must-read for anyone with interest in current global events. (I would argue that's you but will defer to your judgment.)
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Not a bad read, covers some familiar territory 17 janvier 2010
Par D. Chaudoir - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
This is a pretty good memoir, evenly balanced between material familiar to people who work or have worked in the Middle East, being enough primer so that the average interested reader will not get lost, and insights that even the most seasoned worker/traveler in the Middle Eastern will find interesting. His analysis is often good, but he occasionally makes assumptions based on information from only a few informants, or informants who are in the upper echelons of society. We can't necessarily blame him for this, as it is the usual way journalists on deadline compile stories. MacFarquhar is more sensitive than most journalists, more tuned-in to the pulse of the various societies he encounters. For example I much prefer MacFarquhar to his NY Times colleague, Thomas Friedman. But ultimately he is a Western journalist on a deadline and while this won't detract readers from the many pleasures of this book about a most complicated and multi-layered region, it did frame the way I read many of his stories for better or worse. I applaud MacFarquhar's effort and would definitely read his next outing.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Lousy title. A really good read. 31 janvier 2011
Par Narut Ujnat - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
The author of this book is a journalist for the New York Times. This fact alone might cause some readers to reject this book. Shame on them. Of course, the strange picture, or perhaps the lousy title might deter others. Shame on the publisher. Why? Because after reading this book, I think the title makes perfect sense, the writing style conveys the understated nature of the book, and this journalist is a heck of a good writer.

This is a really interesting read in the vein of Thomas Friedman's book "From Beirut to Jerusalem." Through what amounts to a travelogue, and keen insights and observation, Macfarquhar really produces a book that is fascinating and a fun read.

If your looking for a book that explains or analyzes current events in the Middle East, this is not the book to read. But if you would like a book that takes the reader on a journey of observation through the Middle East than this is a great read. No matter, as I think the reader will emerge with some interesting ideas about what goes on in people's lives day to day in this fascinating region.

I immensely enjoyed this book, and recommend it.
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