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?