Michael Burleigh

Are We Intruding?

Mission Accomplished? The Crisis of International Intervention

By

I B Tauris 195pp £9.99 order from our bookshop

I B Tauris has realised that one can never have enough of Sir Simon Jenkins, the renowned newspaper columnist. It has collated his articles from The Times and The Guardian on recent Western interventions, from the Balkans via Afghanistan and Iraq to Libya, interposing Sir Simon’s pithy reflections on the 1,200-word pieces he penned, often twice a week, over the course of fifteen years. When was he right and when was he wrong, he asks himself in interjected paragraphs printed in bold type?

As Jenkins helpfully explains, ‘this book is not a history of that period or an essay on military intervention. It is a commentary on events as I saw them at the time, commentary in context.’ He is not a foreign correspondent or war reporter,

Follow Literary Review on Twitter

  • Last Tweets

    • What a charming, candid blogpost from one of our dear contributing editors. ,
    • RT : The first guess from one of my 1st graders was “death” and such an awed, somber, reflective hush fell over the clas… ,
    • Merry Christmas from Literary Review! Hope your stockings were laden with books, and the tree bending under the weight of further books....,
    • Last minute Christmas gift required? We're offering discounts on all our subscriptions (20% no less!) with the cod… ,
    • In this issue's 'Silenced Voices', Lucy Popescu writes of Thailand's restrictive lese-majesty laws and their latest… ,
    • "Gunn was a disciple of the American formalist Yvor Winters, but Winters’s poetry could never give off such a scent… ,
    • Christmas gift hunting? Why not give the gift of being even better read? We're offering discounts on all our subscr… ,