The high price of rebuilding Iraq

Flyvbjerg, Bent (2003) The high price of rebuilding Iraq. Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. (Unpublished)

Abstract

During World War I, the US Congress made it unlawful to speak against the war. The executive prosecuted many for doing so and when tried at the Supreme Court it upheld the sentences. During the Iraq War it was not a crime to speak against the war, but it was almost impossible to be heard if you had anything critical to say. Mass media practiced a self-imposed censorship. The op-ed below was written a few days after the invasion of Iraq and sent to main media in the US, but none wanted to print it on the grounds that critique of the war was considered untimely.

Item Type: Other Working Paper
Keywords: Megaprojects; Iraq; reconstruction
Subject(s): Project management
Centre: BT Centre for Major Programme Management
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 14:24
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/4277

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