Sunday, May 22, 2005

LAWRENCE OF IRAQIA

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I first read "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" many years ago. It is a most interesting book. Rather depressing to read, in the end. It isn't about the triumph of British imperialism, it was written by a very disillusioned man who operated outside the envelope and who, in the end, tore himself apart over the fact that he betrayed the very people he pretended to help: the Muslims.

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