First published in 1979, prior to the Iran-Iraq war, this important collection of speeches explains some of the strategic foundations of Iraq’s foreign and internal policies under the Ba’th Arab Socialist Party. This work concerns itself with aspects varying from advice on youth – ‘Let us win the young to safeguard the future’ –,to speeches on Iraq’s diplomatic relations. This fundamental work, concerning a historical and contemporary range of social and foreign affairs in Iraq, will be of considerable value to both political and diplomatic departments, and universities and research organisations involved with the Middle East. It is also of major significance to anyone with an interest in the rise to power of one of the twentieth century’s most infamous dictators.
1. Women – One Half of Our Society 2. Avoiding Two Erroneous Tendencies 3. No Fear but Careful Planning 4. The Planned Progress of the Revolution 5. The Revolution and the Historical Role of Women 6. Let us Win the Young to Safeguard the Future 7. The National Potential and International Politics 8. Détente and the Arab-Zionist Conflict 9. The Realistic Approach to the Palestinian Cause