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September 12, 2014 8:57 PM   Subscribe

Today I read this article about Iraq, and I'm so glad I did. It is a well written history of middle east conflict, that's entertaining enough that I read the whole thing to the end. I know it isn't comprehensive (and I'm sure it contains details that are debatable), but it has turned me into a more educated news reader. Now I'm hungry to learn more about other places as well.

If you have seen any similar pieces of writing about other regions could you please point me at them? (Books would also be great, but might be more detail than I am looking for just now)
posted by superfish to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoyed 9 Questions about Ukraine.
posted by Margalo Epps at 10:16 PM on September 12, 2014 [1 favorite]

It's a book, but divided into bite-sized chapters: The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us. It's a tongue-in-cheek guide to each country which could be construed to exist in Eastern Europe. It does a very good job of giving you a sense of what the author learned from each place.
posted by Sticherbeast at 5:21 AM on September 13, 2014

Here's a rundown of the pros and cons of Scottish independence from The Week.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 8:26 AM on September 13, 2014

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