The fools of Baghdad speak up

    Stories about people losing their mind in Iraq are not different from other places and have their own legends and their protagonists have endless tales to relay. These are people whose minds have deserted them to wander in the lost isthmuses for long stretches. They have their own reasons for this while the different Iraqi authorities have stablished
2015-03-29

Omar Aljaffal

Writer and journalist from Iraq


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    Stories about people losing their mind in Iraq are not different from other places and have their own legends and their protagonists have endless tales to relay. These are people whose minds have deserted them to wander in the lost isthmuses for long stretches. They have their own reasons for this while the different Iraqi authorities have stablished myths and stereotypes about them. Craziness in Iraq, though, has been transformed under the last two political regimes: the former was so incredibly tyrannical that it succeeded in domesticating crazy people, while the latter has mastered chaos and destruction until crazies rejected it.

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