At the end of the 1980s, Kanan Makiya wrote the book that taught everyone about Saddam Hussein’s Iraq: “Republic of Fear.” His most recent book is a novel, also about Saddam: “The Rope” (as in the instrument of his death).
With Jay, he talks about Iraq past, present, and future. He also talks about the greater Arab and Muslim world, and its relation to the West. Many Americans would like to wash their hands of the Arab and Muslim world, understandably. But can they? Can we?More