Since January 30, 2005, when eight million Iraqi men and women went to the polls, nation-building has been a phrase on many lips. For some, it is a question; for others, an answer. For Iraqis, it is a job. Not only a phrase susceptible of many definitions, however, nation-building also connotes an aspiration that has several facets, each of which makes possible a different vantage on problems and solutions. Each facet offers an independent lens, a separate way of looking at the world.
Perspectives on Nation-Building,
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