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Makiya, Kanan

Overview
Works: 40 works in 152 publications in 6 languages and 8,410 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Documentary television programs  Historical fiction  Internet videos  Educational films  History  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS79.65, 956.704
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kanan Makiya
Republic of fear : the politics of modern Iraq by Kanan Makiya( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,417 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
Cruelty and silence : war, tyranny, uprising, and the Arab World by Kanan Makiya( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,111 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 960 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 917 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
The rope by Kanan Makiya( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 450 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"--
Road to 9/11( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 449 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 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 186 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 )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice and Jihad( Visual )

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

Bill Moyers interviews journalists and scholars about the conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians. Their dialogue explores the religious and political roots of these chronic troubles and presents an outline of a viable future accord
Islam vs. Islam : special edition of NOW with Bill Moyers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers interviews journalists and scholars about the history and motives of the states grouped under the heading "Islamic nations". Panelists examine the fulcrum of the conflict in the Middle East: the tension between the growth of religious expression in the region, and the pressures of modernity from the West
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

The rope : a novel by Kanan Makiya( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 21 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 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
al-Fitnah : riwāyah by Kanan Makiya( Book )

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

Iraq : was the war worth it? by Kanan Makiya( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 13 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
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

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

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
Muqtarabāt al-sard al-riwāī : dirāsāt fī tiqaniyāt sardīyah li-nuṣūṣ riwāīyah by Kanan Makiya( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 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

Republic of fear : the politics of modern Iraq by Kanan Makiya( Recording )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the experience of Ba'thism from 1968 to 1980 and analyzes the kind of political authority it engendered, culminating in the personality cult around Saddam Hussein. Fear, the author argues, is at the heart of Ba'thi politics and has become the cement for a genuine authority, however bizarre
 
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Cruelty and silence : war, tyranny, uprising, and the Arab World
Alternative Names
Al-Khalil, Samer

Al-Khalil, Samer 1949-

Al-Khalil, Samir

̂al-K̂halil, Samir 1949-

Kanan Makiya

Kanan Makiya American orientalist

Khalil, Samir

Khalil, Samir 1949-

Makkīya, Kanʿān 1949-

Makkīyah, Kanʻān

Makkīyah, Kinān

Makkīyah, Kinān 1949-

כנעאן מקייה

الخليل، سمير، 1949-

سمير الخليل

سمير الخليل، 1949-

كنعان مكية

كنعان، مكية، 1949-

مكية، كنان

مكية، كنعان

カナアーン・マキーヤ

Languages
English (105)

Arabic (13)

Turkish (5)

French (4)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (3)

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Cruelty and silence : war, tyranny, uprising, and the Arab WorldThe rock : a tale of seventh-century JerusalemRoad to 9/11The monument : art and vulgarity in Saddam Hussein's IraqPost-Islamic classicism : a visual essay on the architecture of Mohamed Makiya