Axis of Evil World Tour - An American's Travels In Iran, Iraq and North Korea
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Axis of Evil World Tour goes beyond the coverage found in much of the media to bring a boots-on-the-ground look at three of the most enigmatic, difficult-to-enter countries on the planet—Iran, Iraq, and North Korea.
North Korea: Visit the tense yet quiet DMZ that divides North from South, one of the eeriest places on earth. Spend time touring Pyongyang, the showcase capital that houses the regime and its elites. Travel halfway across the country to the beautiful “Heavenly Fragrance” mountain for a visit to the surreal, cult-like “museums” housing gifts to the country’s leaders, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.
Iraq: What’s it like to live on a U.S. military base during the war in Iraq? Spend two months as part of the Iraqi Survey Group, the international team that was tasked with finding Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction.
Iran: What do Iranians think of the U.S. and Americans? You might be surprised. Travel around the country and take an inside look at Khomeini’s tomb, hear about Iran’s own fight against Al Qaeda, and take a look inside the secret world of the mullahs that really run Iran.
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About the Author
Scott Fisher has been living and traveling in Asia and the Middle East for the better part of the past 15 years. During that time he’s almost gotten blown up by Khmer Rouge landmines in Cambodia, shot by soldiers in Vietnam and South Korea, felled by a jungle fever in Borneo, stranded in Siberia, arrested in Tehran, and mortared in Baghdad. Over the same period he’s been a grad student in Korea, worked as an Asia specialist for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, served with the U.S. Department of Defense in Baghdad, and currently makes his living as a writer, business owner, and English professor in Seoul, South Korea.
This is a well written, concise travelogue written by an intelligent man. It gives unique insight into his particular frame of reference in North Korea and Iraq, a frame of reference you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. His insight into Iran is less unique, yet his experiences make him a keen observer of culture as an outsider looking in. I highly recommend this.
One of the best perspectives on modern day affairs in a turbulent world
Scott Fisher provides readers with first-hand, unbiased experience and analysis, as one of the only Americans to have travelled to Iran, Iraq, and N. Korea. A must read for anyone interested in current political and international affairs
I really liked the chapter on Scott's visit to N. Korea. I liked his humor throughout the book yet he remained respectful.