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Makiya, Kanan

Overview
Works: 43 works in 132 publications in 6 languages and 5,617 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Documentary television programs  History  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Internet videos  Educational films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS79.65, 956.704
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kanan Makiya
Cruelty and silence : war, tyranny, uprising, and the Arab World by Kanan Makiya( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first alarm about the brutality and totalitarian nature of Saddam Husain's regime was sounded eloquently in the widely praised international bestseller, Republic of Fear. Writing then under the pseudonym Samir al-Khalil, Kanan Makiya, an Iraqi dissident in exile, exposed the premise and methodology of Saddam's Ba'ath Party and the power it wields over the state. Now - in Cruelty and Silence, writing for the first time under his own name, Makiya widens his scope to bravely - and certainly controversially - confront the rhetoric of Arab and pro-Arab intellectuals with the realities of political cruelty in the Middle East. Part One, a compelling example of the literature of witness, is a journey through cruelty told in the words of Khalil, Abu Haydar, Omar, Mustafa, and Taimour - the Arab and Kurdish heroes of this book. In a bid to place cruelty at the center of Arab discourse, the author fashions their testimony into stories, or metaphors for occupation, prejudice, revolution, and routinized violence. In 1991 Makiya entered Northern Iraq on a clandestine mission. He was the first person to bring the Ba'ath Party's campaign of mass murder known as the Anfal - a campaign comparable to those perpetrated by the Nazis and the Khmer Rouge - to the attention of the outside world. His account of the Anfal is contained in "Taimour" and it brings the journey through cruelty to a close. In Part Two, "Silence," Makiya links these tales of survival to an examination of the Arab intelligentsia's response to Saddam Husain and the Gulf War, showing that the flood of condemnation of the West for its handling of the crisis was barely matched by a trickle of protest over Saddam's brutal massacres of Arabs and Kurds. The words of intellectuals, he demonstrates, are separated by a gigantic chasm from those of the survivors. Makiya is sharply critical of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and also of the way the Gulf War was conducted and left unfinished by the Allied coalition. But he also argues that "anti-Zionism" and "anti-imperialism" have been turned by the Arab and pro-Arab intelligentsia into a "politics of silence" towards cruelty. In his exploration of these "landscapes of cruelty and silence," Makiya lays out the nationalist mythologies that underpin them. He calls for a new politics in the Arab world - a politics that puts absolute respect for human life, and revulsion at cruelty, above all else
Republic of fear : the inside story of Saddam's Iraq by Kanan Makiya( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political analysis of Saddam Hussein's violent rise to power in the Baʻth Party and in the Iraqi government
The rock : a tale of seventh-century Jerusalem by Kanan Makiya( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This historically based account of the building of the Dome of the Rock reconstructs the paths of the actual individuals whose spiritual journeys revolved around the seventh-century lore of the Rock."--Jacket
Republic of fear : the politics of modern Iraq by Kanan Makiya( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1989, just before the Gulf War broke out. Republic of Fear was the only book that explained the motives of the Saddam Hussein regime in invading and annexing Kuwait. Written under the pseudonym Samir al-Khalil, the book now appears for the first time under the author's real name. This updated edition relates how the Arab Bath Socialist party has transformed Iraq since 1968. A substantial new introduction focuses on the changes in Hussein's regime since the Gulf War. With Hussein still in power, Republic of Fear remains an important and timely book."--Jacket
Road to 9/11( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... this dramatic documentary chronicles the deep historical roots of Al-Qáida, examining the years of political oppression, economic stagnation, religious fanaticism, and violence that gave rise to the attacks of September 11. 2002. It features rare footage, and insightful commentary by leading scholars and journalists including Bernard Lewis, Fareed Zakaria, Thomas Friedman, Irshad Manji, Azar Nafisis, Kanan Makiya, Fawaz Gerges, and David Fromkin."
The rope by Kanan Makiya( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and Arabic and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the best-selling author of Republic of Fear, a gritty, unflinching, haunting novel about Iraqi failure in the wake of the 2003 American war. Told from the perspective of a Shi'ite militiaman whose participation in the execution of Saddam Hussein changes his life in ways he could not anticipate, the novel examines the birth of sectarian politics out of a legacy of betrayal and victimhood. A nameless narrator stumbles upon a corpse on the day of the fall of Saddam Hussein. Swept up in the tumultuous politics of the American occupation, he is taken on a journey that concludes with the discovery of what happened to his father who disappeared in the tyrant's Gulag in 1991. His questions about his father, like those surrounding the mysterious corpse outside his house, were ignored by his mother, and by his uncle, in whose house he was raised. But he is older now, and a fighter in his uncle's Army of the Awaited One, which is leading an insurrection against the occupation. Clues accumulate: a letter surreptitiously delivered to his mother during his father's imprisonment; stories told by his dying grandfather. Not until the last hour before the tyrant's execution, is the narrator given the final piece of the puzzle. It comes from Saddam Hussein himself. It is a story about loyalty and betrayal; victims turned victimizers; secrecy and loss. And about identity--the haste with which it is cobbled together, or undone, always at terrible cost. It is a story that will stay with readers long after they finish the final page"--
The monument : art and vulgarity in Saddam Hussein's Iraq by Kanan Makiya( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Monument is a study of the interplay between art and politics -- of how culture, normally an unquestioned good, can play into the hands of power with devastating effects. Kanan Makiya uses the culture invented by Saddam Hussein as a window into the nature of totalitarianism and shows how art can become the weapon of dictatorship. Under Saddam Hussein, culture connived in his evil -- The Monument explains how. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with the power of culture and the culture of power
Post-Islamic classicism : a visual essay on the architecture of Mohamed Makiya by Kanan Makiya( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam vs. Islam : special edition of NOW with Bill Moyers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslims are a monotheistic people; they believe in one God, Allah, but Muslims around the world are not of one mind. A conference sponsored by the Aspen Institute explored the great collisions of the 21st century, beginning with the collision between Islam and the West. Eight journalists and scholars--among them Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Agnostics--discuss the reactions to September 11 in the Muslim community, and what events since 9/11 reveal about Islam's own contradictions
Justice and Jihad( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At an Aspen Institute seminar on Islam and the West moderated by Moyers, eight distinguished journalists and scholars from around the world discuss reactions to the destruction of the World Trade Center towers and what subsequent events reveal about Islam's contradictions. Special attention is paid to the influence of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the perception of unlimited American support for Israel. The panel draws distinctions between the behavior of Muslims and the teachings of Islam and articulates the difference between terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and fundamentalist political groups. They debate the clash of Islam with a modern world and how the Koran can be reconciled with democracy and a viable economy
Irak, la machine infernale : politique de l'Irak moderne by Kanan Makiya( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un exposé sur le régime baassiste en Irak
al-Qaswah wa-al-ṣamt : al-ḥarb wa-al-ṭughyān wa-al-intifāḍah fī al-ʻālam al-ʻArabī by Kanan Makiya( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jumhūrīyat al-khawf : al-ʻIrāq taḥta ḥukm Ṣaddām : ruʼyah min al-dākhil by Kanan Makiya( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Arabic and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq; politics and government
The rope : a novel by Kanan Makiya( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the best-selling author of Republic of Fear, here is a gritty and unflinching novel about Iraqi failure in the wake of the 2003 American invasion, as seen through the eyes of a Shi'ite militiaman whose participation in the execution of Saddam Hussein changes his life in ways he could never have anticipated. When the nameless narrator stumbles upon a corpse on April 10, 2003, the day of the fall of Saddam Hussein, he finds himself swept up in the tumultuous politics of the American occupation and is taken on a journey that concludes with the discovery of what happened to his father, who disappeared into the Tyrant's gulag in 1991. When he was a child, his questions about his father were ignored by his mother and his uncle, in whose house he was raised. Older now, he is fighting in his uncle's Army of the Awaited One, which is leading an insurrection against the Occupier. He slowly begins to piece together clues about his father's fate, which turns out to be intertwined with that of the mysterious corpse. But not until the last hour before the Tyrant's execution is the narrator given the final piece of the puzzle'from Saddam Hussein himself. The Rope is both a powerful examination of the birth of sectarian politics out of a legacy of betrayal, victimhood, secrecy, and loss, and an enduring story about the haste with which identity is cobbled together and then undone. Told with fearless honesty and searing intensity, The Rope will haunt its readers long after they finish the final page. From the Hardcover edition
NOW with Bill Moyers : stuggles and solutions in the Middle East( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this two-part series, the Aspen Institute and Bill Moyers assemble a panel of eight international journalists and scholars to examine the contexts and causes of the ongoing struggles in the Midddle East. Their dialogue does not simply stop at an assessment of the religious and and sociopolitical dynamics of the region, but goes on towards a formulation of a possible plan for peace."--Publisher's website
Iraq : was the war worth it? by Kanan Makiya( Recording )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was the Iraq War a colossal mistake? Should the U.S. try to extricate itself from a situation it helped to create? Mr. Makiya's lecture addresses these questions
Rape as a Weapon of War( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents evidence that rape has become a conscious war strategy in many conflicts, including Bosnia, Kashmir, Iraq and Peru. Includes interviews with rape victims, soldiers, experts and activists in human rights. It also looks at the emergence of a global women's movement, which is trying to get rape classified as a "crime against humanity." Concludes with a music video about women's rights by the all women rap group, Sweet Honey in the Rock
al-Nuṣub al-tadhkārīyah : al-fann, al-ibtidhāl wa-al-masʼūlīyah fī al-ʻIrāq by Kanan Makiya( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Qaswah wa-al-ṣamt : al-ḥarb wa-al-ṭughyān wa-al-intifāḍah fī al-ʻālam al-ʻArabī by Kanan Makiya( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Ḥarb allatī lam taktamil : al-dīmuqrāṭīyah fī al-ʻIrāq wa-masʼūlīyat "al-taḥāluf" by Kanan Makiya( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cruelty and silence : war, tyranny, uprising, and the Arab World
Alternative Names
Al-Khalil, Samer

Al-Khalil, Samer 1949-

̂al-K̂halil, Samir 1949-

Kanan Makiya

Kanan Makiya American orientalist

Khalil, Samir

Khalil, Samir 1949-

Makiya, Kanan

Makkīya, Kanʿān 1949-

Makkīyah, Kanʻān

Makkīyah, Kinān

Makkīyah, Kinān 1949-

כנעאן מקייה

الخليل، سمير

الخليل، سمير، 1949-

سمير الخليل

سمير الخليل، 1949-

كنعان، مكية، 1949-

مكية، كنان

مكية، كنعان

カナアーン・マキーヤ

Languages
English (79)

Arabic (11)

French (9)

Turkish (5)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (3)

Covers
The rock : a tale of seventh-century JerusalemRepublic of fear : the politics of modern IraqRoad to 9/11The monument : art and vulgarity in Saddam Hussein's IraqPost-Islamic classicism : a visual essay on the architecture of Mohamed Makiya