What kind of world are we making for ourselves?
Martin Bell uses his personal experiences
as a reporter of eleven wars (to date), and independent MP, to write an
impassioned, heartfelt and coruscating arms. His three central themes are the way in which war, politics and journalism have changed beyond all recognition in the past thirty years.
As Kofi Annan said, we have entered the 21 st century 'through gates of fire' and Bell pleads with poetic conviction for a stark reappraisal of the world we're creating. He has had first-hand experience in Iraq, Malawi, Burundi, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia, Angola and Vietnam. He has been an independent MP and testified at The Hague. In Bell's words, 'this is a world in which it isn't even safe to be dead'.
In the aftershock of the war in Iraq, Bell's synthesis of recent history, personal experience and behind-the scenes insight makes THROUGH GATES OF FIRE a compelling look at the modern world. It will be heralded as a benchmark work.