What is wrong with the world?
July 21, 2014 11:50 AM Subscribe
With the recent events in Ukraine and Gaza lately, I've been feeling upset as to what our world has become, and where we as a race are headed.
I'd like to understand how we got here. Can you share your favorite books, and explainers that illuminate the history of the Middle East conflicts, as well as that of Russia and Ukraine.
posted by rippersid to Society & Culture (22 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
This mindless violence and killing is getting to me. I would really like to understand the history of how and why these wars are still going on.
Ideally, I'd like books (and to an extent well written explainers online) that look at the these specific regions and/or conflicts:
Gaza and Palestine and Israel
USSR, Russia, Ukraine and Eastern-Europe
Any other books that look at the historical events leading upto the recent conflicts in the news are also welcome.