Langewiesche, William
May 2005
Atlantic;May2005, Vol. 295 Issue 4, p105
This article presents the author's experience in a small hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, called Arth Al-Zuhoor, which is one of the few which will host foreign visitors. The author describes the atmosphere of the establishment, citing the heavy fear of violence and preoccupation with security. It is reported that every aspect of the building is designed around self-defense, including windows taped to prevent shattering and tenants carrying weapons at all times.


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