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The Godfather's Guide to the Middle East.

Just when President Barack Obama thought he was out of the Middle East, ISIS pulled him back in. Or at least that's how the aging Michael Corleone put it in The Godfather: Part III when he was trying to move into legitimate business after a lifetime of organized crime. For as every American male knows, everything you need to know about the world is contained in The Godfather.

What Sun Tzu was to Chinese kings and Machiavelli was to Renaissance princes, The Godfather is to post-World War II middle-class America. For over 40 years now, the classic three-part story of the Corleone family, a tale of American immigrants and ruthless criminals, has served as a compendium of political and strategic wisdom for college-educated Americans, whose lives grow ever more distant from the day-to-day violence that shaped the lives of their ancestors and still shapes the political culture of most of the world today.

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Author:Smith, Lee
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Geographic Code:70MID
Date:Sep 24, 2014
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