War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times Polman, Linda

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

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From Rwanda to Afghanistan, from Sudan to Iraq, this brilliantly written and at times blackly funny work of reportage shows how the humanitarian aid industry, the media and warmongers the world over are locked in a cycle of mutual support. Drawing on her decades of first-hand experience, Linda Polman's gripping narrative introduces us to the key players in this twisted game, to the aid-workers and the warlords themselves. Among many others, there is the Bible-bashing one-man NGO who rescued two Sierra Leonean girls from life in an amputee camp - only to change his mind and try to send them back again; the director of the World Bank in Kabul who estimates that 35-40 per cent of all aid in Afghanistan is looted or lost; and, the rebel soldier who explains that war does not mean fighting: 'W.A.R. means Waste All Resources. Destroy everything. Then you people will come and fix it'. "War Games" is a controversial expose from the front lines of the humanitarian aid industry by one of the most intrepid and brilliantly incisive journalists of our times.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780670918966
BY (AUTHOR) Polman, Linda
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : April 19, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Viking
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 300 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION : From Rwanda to Afghanistan, from Sudan to Iraq, this brilliantly written and at times blackly funny work of reportage shows how the humanitarian aid industry, the media and warmongers the world over are locked in a cycle of mutual support. Drawing on her decades of first-hand experience, Linda Polman's gripping narrative introduces us to the key players in this twisted game, to the aid-workers and the warlords themselves. Among many others, there is the Bible-bashing one-man NGO who rescued two Sierra Leonean girls from life in an amputee camp - only to change his mind and try to send them back again; the director of the World Bank in Kabul who estimates that 35-40 per cent of all aid in Afghanistan is looted or lost; and, the rebel soldier who explains that war does not mean fighting: 'W.A.R. means Waste All Resources. Destroy everything. Then you people will come and fix it'. "War Games" is a controversial expose from the front lines of the humanitarian aid industry by one of the most intrepid and brilliantly incisive journalists of our times. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780670918966 BY (AUTHOR) Polman, Linda PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : April 19, 2010 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Viking LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm WEIGHT : 300 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Society & Social Sciences