Bad Lands: A Tourist on the Axis of Evil

Badlands is Tony Wheeler's personal account of his experiences in some of the most repressed and dangerous regimes in the world. He selected these 'Bad Lands' based on a simple criteria - how each country treats its own citizens, if it is involved in terrorism and if it is a threat to other countries. He examines nine countries - Afghanistan, Albania, Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea and Saudi Arabia - in an incisive political and social commentary that asks 'what makes a country truly evil?' 'How bad is really bad?' Badlands is a witty and personal travel account by the founder of Lonely Planet, a fascinating account of life in these closed off countries that will appeal to anyone with an interest in the state of the world today. A list of extra Badlands that didn't quite make the list Tony Wheeler's Evil Meter[trademark] - How does a country achieve Bad Land status? What makes a country truly evil? And what country heads the list?