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War Games : The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times

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From Rwanda to Afghanistan, from Sudan to Iraq, this devastating expose shows how the humanitarian aid industry, the media and warmongers are locked in a cycle of mutual dependency on battlefields around the world.

'Polman shines a light on the multibillion dollar juggernaut that is today's humanitarian aid network. A disturbing account that raises profound questions' Financial Times

'One of the finest reporting journalists of the modern age - Polman is gutsy, intellectually penetrating and far from naive' Evening Standard

'Cool, brusque, fearless. A marvellous account' Guardian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 159g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0670919772
  • 9780670919772
  • 180,163

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Marvellous... cool, brusque, fearless and disillusioned...carries echoes of the African writings of Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene Guardian
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Linda Polman is one of the finest reporting journalists of the modern age - she is gutsy, intellectually penetrating and far from naive * Evening Standard * Marvellous... cool, brusque, fearless and disillusioned...carries echoes of the African writings of Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene * Guardian *
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About Linda Polman

Linda Polman is the author of We Did Nothing: Why the Truth Doesn't Always Come Out When the UN Goes In, which was shortlisted for the Lettre Ulysses and the Index on Censorship awards. She studied at the School of Journalism in Utrecht and for the past twenty years has been a freelance journalist for international radio, TV and newspapers; she is a contributor to The Times and the Guardian.
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247 ratings
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