A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is Wrong About Nuclear Iran
In 2013 it is possible that Israel, backed by the United States, will launch an attack on Iran. This would be a catastrophic event, risking war, bloodshed and global economic collapse.
In this passionate, but rationally argued essay, the authors attempt to avert a potential global catastrophe by showing that the grounds for war do not exist, that there are no Iranian nuclear weapons, and that Iran would happily come to the table and strike a deal. They argue that the military threats aimed by the West against Iran contravene international law, and argue that Iran is a civilised country and a legitimate power across the Middle East.
For years Peter Oborne and David Morrison have, in their respective fields, examined the actions of our political classes and found them wanting. Now they have joined forces to make a poweful case against military action. In the wake of the Iraq war, will the politicians listen?
"This is a brave book that will be attacked. One hopes, though, that it will open up a more intelligent debate about Iran. We need that urgently if we are to avoid another catastrophe in the Middle East"-- Norman Lamont, New Statesman
"This is a small book, but written with Peter Oborne's characteristic brutal clarity, it roars like the proverbial mouse. Co-written with David Morrison, it sets about destroying a series of myths and distortions that have enabled Western and other policymakers to depict Iran as a major nuclear threat, suggests that any military action against Iran would be unjustified, and argues that the current sanctions that are crippling Iran are illegitimate." --Michael Axworthy, the Daily Telegraph
"if I were in William Hague's seat, I should certainly ask my staff for an urgent review of our posture towards Iran, having read this book."--Roger Helmer MEP
"read this Excellent and persuasive little book"--Jon Snow, Channel 4
"The book's polemic is built on good foundations ... in pointing out Iran's right to enrichment, this book opens the way to a diplomatic breakthrough."--Jonathan Rugman, The Spectator
"A Dangerous Delusion is a call for sanity and impartiality... The authors rile against the media for fuelling myths and delusions about Iran." --Middle East Monitor