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My Kurdish Oppressor

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My Kurdish Oppressor
For a time, Iraq’s northern region, Kurdistan, tried to disassociate itself from the rest of the country and represent itself as a new country, promoting itself as “The Other Iraq.” Kurdistan politicians spent tens of millions of dollars on lobbying to project an image of their region as a place of peaceful coexistence and democracy. But the face of Kurdish oppression has changed; it’s closer to home, more familiar. Today, the Kurds’ oppressors are themselves Kurdish and that new “Other Iraq” is more and more coming to resemble the old Iraq of Saddam Hussein, a one-party totalitarian state ruled by...
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