Author(s): Robert; Independent (COR) Fisk
No journalist has chronicled the tragedies of the Israelis and the Palestinians so exhaustively, so authoritatively - or so controversially - as Robert Fisk, The Independent's correspondent in the region for 25 years. No US president has entered the White House carrying so much hope of peace and progress in the region as Barack Obama. Yet how much has the Nobel prize-winning icon of reconciliation actually delivered? And how much objectivity has the world's media brought to its coverage of his Middle-Eastern initiatives? This unique anthology of six years of reporting and analysis re-examines a crucial period of history by following it episode by episode, through the ferociously clear-sighted eyes of one of the great foreign reporters of our times.
Robert Fisk has reported from virtually every trouble spot in the world for almost forty years. His earliest assignments were during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and since then he has covered every international conflict, up to and including the Iraq and Syrian wars. He has collected virtually every award in journalism, as well as honorary degrees, and is widely recognised as the finest foreign correspondent of his generation. The Independent is extremely proud that he has told the truth about despots and dictators so fearlessly for so long.