Table of contents for Republic of fear : the politics of modern Iraq / Kanan Makiya.


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PART ONE: THE BACTHIST POLITY                            1

Chapter 1: Institutions of Violence                      3
             The Secret Police                          3
             The Army                                  21
             The Party Militia                         29
             Numbers of Armed Men                      32
                The Party Militia                       33
                The Army                                33
                The Police                              36
                Summary                                 38
             Party and State                           39
Chapter 2: A World of Fear                              46
             The First Spectacle                       47
             A New Kind of Fear                        58
             Cruelty and Power                         66
             The Penultimate Spectacle                 70



Chapter 3: Ba'thism and the Masses                         73
               Ideology and Organization                   73
                  The Importance of Being Young             76
                  The Education of Masses                   82
                  The Status of Women                       88
                  Development versus Freedom                93
                  Backwardness as Justification             96
               The Degradation of Thought                  99
               Building Defences                          104
Chapter 4: Authority                                      110
               The Leader Syndrome                        110
               The Authority of the Ba'th                 124
                 Authority and Morality                   129
               The Source of Authority                    131
                 The Future as an Authoritative Source  138
                 Towards a New Arab Individual            139
                 Party and State Reconsidered            142
                 Conclusion                              145

PART TWO: THE LEGITIMATION OF BACTHISM                   147

Chapter 5: Pan-Arabism and Iraq                           149
               Husri and the New Morality                 152
               The Road to Discipline                     160
               The Army and the Assyrians                 166
               The Denouement: 1936-41                    175
Chapter 6: Formation of the Ba'th                         183
               Founding Personalities and Formative Events  183
               The Pan-Arabism of the Ba'th               189
                 The July 1943 Statement                 191
                 National Identity and Islam             197
                 The Coherence of the Ba'th              201
              Secularism or Confessionalism?             209
                 Secularism                              209
                 Confessionalism                         212
                 Shu'ubiyya                              216
              Being through Organization                 220
                 The Leader Principle and Party Organization 222
              Ba'thism and Communism                     226



Chapter 7: The Legitimation of Iraqi Ba'thism        229
               A Confession                              229
               The National Action Charter               231
               The End of Politics                       235
               From Classes to Masses: 1958-68        236
                 The ICP                                 239
                 The ABSP                                242
               The Transmutation of Ideas                246
                 Imperialism                             248
                 Socialism                               250
                 Freedom                                 253
Conclusion: The Final Catastrophe                        258
               A Sense of Scale                          259
               The Problem of Cause                      262
               Qadisiyyat Saddam                         270
               The Conduct of the War                    276
               In Lieu of a Conclusion                   284

Appendix:   Purges of High-Ranking Officers, Ba'thists,
            and Politicians since July 17, 1968      291
Index                                                    297
Chronology                                               311





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:Iraq Politics and government