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Buda's Wagon by Mike Davis

Buda’s Wagon

Buda's Wagon by Mike Davis
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Jan 17, 2017 | 228 Pages
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Praise

“A brilliant antidote to official history, allowing us to understand how the weak have fought back, ingloriously, against the onslaught of the strong.”
—John Pilger

“Mike Davis follows the evolution of the car bomb from the Balkans to Palestine, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Lebanon and, of course, Iraq.”
New York Times

“Davis, long-time chronicler of apocalyptic terror, has done it again: he has made me scared … The brilliance of Davis’s story is undeniable.”
Times (London)

“Davis creates a fascinating genealogy that raises chilling questions about the future of terrorism.”
Atlantic

“Brilliantly terse … Davis writes with icily suppressed fury.”
Guardian

“Brilliant … Buda’s Wagon escorts us with a savage sarcasm from the first-known instance of the art … to present-day Gaza and Iraq.”
Harper’s

“A short and fascinating history of the car bomb.”
London Review of Books

“A serious, disturbing and pessimistic book that resonates with widespread contemporary terrors … An excellent analysis of the arrogant miscalculations, cruelties and sometimes wanton stupidity of various governing elites.”
Times Literary Supplement

Buda’s Wagon is an elegant proof that terrorism, however it is earned out, is ultimately a tactic rather than an ideology.”
Bookforum

“Riveting, a whirlwind survey of the car bomb’s historical hot spots.”
Time Out New York

“Brings home in unsparing terms the bloody past and the even bloodier future of the car bomb.”
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

“Davis’ book moves quickly, painting a bone-chilling portrait of just how easy it has become to attain the information needed to build a car bomb and deploy it.”
Time Out Chicago

“Products like iPods, brands like Coca-Cola and pop stars like Michael Jackson aren’t the only currency of globalization. As Mike Davis points out in this swift, grimly readable little book, weapons are too.”
Houston Chronicle

Buda’s Wagon reveals a grave and fundamental misperception by the administrators of global policy, who fail to see the car bomb for what it is: a symptom of our own excesses.”
American Book Review

“Entrancing.”
Denver Post

“Fascinating.”
San Diego Union-Tribune

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