I Wouldn't Start from Here: The 21st Century and Where It All Went Wrong
I Wouldn't Start from Here: The 21st Century and Where It All Went Wrong

I Wouldn't Start from Here: The 21st Century and Where It All Went Wrong

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Andrew Mueller and Robert Young Pelton
*** This is a new, never read book. It has a few blemishes such as a crease or edge-wear on the cover, remainder mark, but it is still crisp and new on the inside and it makes for a great reading copy. ***

What is a jaded rock journalist doing dodging landmines to talk to mercenaries and terrorists? And what kind of conversation can a man who prefers hunting for perfect three-minute pop songs and tubes of beer have with devotees of fasting and ferocity?

Sarajevo. Jerusalem. Kabul. Belfast. Kosovo. Gaza. Basra. New York City. Every place where recent history advertises the stubbornness, intolerance, bloodlust, and cowardice that sully our collective record, there the intrepid Andrew Mueller goes, skidding around the globe from failed state to ravaged war zone to desolate no-mans-land to try to unpick why we humans seem so prone to plucking war from the jaws of peace.

En route, he meets various influential panjandrums (Al Gore, Gerry Adams, Bono, Paddy Ashdown), any number of assorted warlords and revolutionaries, and a sprinkling of peacemakers and do-gooders. He also manages to get shot at, locked up, and taken on a tour by one of the worlds most infamous terrorist organizations. Its like a Bond film with much, much less sex, and might appear for that and other reasons to be substantially a story of disappointment. Yet its a surprisingly sunny book given the mire in which he finds himself.

Paperback: 472 pages
ISBN-10: 1593762186
ISBN-13: 978-1593762186

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