Bad Lands

Badlands is an amusing and insightful account of Tony Wheeler's personal experiences in nine countries that meet his definition of 'evil.'

The selection criteria are simple enough: how does a country treat its own citizens? Is it involved in terrorism? Is it a threat to other countries?

And the winners are...Afghanistan, Albania, Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea and Saudi Arabia (though in a world gone mad there are clearly no shortage of candidates for a sequel).

Badlands is an amusing travelogue and social commentary examining nine contrasting countries that are largely closed off from the outside world. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in politics or a skerrick of curiosity about the state of the world today.