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The creator of TomDispatch.com "focuses on the specific absurdities of American wars . . . strident, passionate, and problem-solving" (Mother Jones). In 2008, when the US National Intelligence Council issued its latest report meant for the administration of newly elected president Barack Obama, it predicted that the planet's "sole superpower" would suffer a modest decline and a soft landing fifteen years hence. In his new book, The United States of Fear, Tom Engelhardt makes clear that Americans should don their crash helmets and buckle their seat belts, because the United States is on the…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The creator of TomDispatch.com "focuses on the specific absurdities of American wars . . . strident, passionate, and problem-solving" (Mother Jones). In 2008, when the US National Intelligence Council issued its latest report meant for the administration of newly elected president Barack Obama, it predicted that the planet's "sole superpower" would suffer a modest decline and a soft landing fifteen years hence. In his new book, The United States of Fear, Tom Engelhardt makes clear that Americans should don their crash helmets and buckle their seat belts, because the United States is on the path to a major decline at a startling speed. Engelhardt offers a savage anatomy of how successive administrations in Washington took the "Soviet path"-pouring American treasure into the military, war, and national security-and so helped drive their country off the nearest cliff. This is the startling tale of how fear was profitably shot into the national bloodstream, how the country-gripped by terror fantasies-was locked down, and how a brain-dead Washington elite fiddled (and profited) while America quietly burned. Praise for Tom Engelhardt and The United States of Fear "Engelhardt is absorbing and provocative. Everything he writes is of a satisfyingly congruent piece." -The New York Times "A politician's worst nightmare." -Mother Jones "Tom Engelhardt is the I. F. Stone of the post-9/11 age." -Andrew J. Bacevich, New York Times-bestselling author "Tom Engelhardt, as always, focuses his laser-like intelligence on a core problem that the media avoid . . . A stunning polemic." -Mike Davis, author of Ecology of Fear and The Monster at Our Door
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Haymarket Books
  • Seitenzahl: 230
  • Erscheinungstermin: 13. Februar 2020
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781608461615
  • Artikelnr.: 37975734
Autorenporträt
Tom Engelhardt created and runs Tomdispatch.com, a project of The Nation Institute where he is a Fellow. He is the author The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's, The End of Victory Culture, and of a novel, The Last Days of Publishing, as well as a collection of his Tomdispatch interviews, Mission Unaccomplished. Englehardt is also co-founder and co-editor of Metropolitan Books' The American Empire Project.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Hiroshima Story
When Was the Last Time You Visited Iraq? Exporting American Democracy to the World Believe It or Not (2010 Imperial Edition), U.S. War-Fighting Numbers to Knock Your Socks Off Gods and Monsters, Fighting American Wars From On High Yes We Could... Get Out! Why We Won't Leave Afghanistan or Iraq Yawn... How Many Times Have You Seen This Headline? Obama's Flailing Wars, A Study in BP-style Pragmatism American Denial, Living in a Can't-Do Nation Call the Politboro, We're in Trouble, Entering the Soviet Era in America America Detached from War, Bush's Pilotless Dreams, Smoking Drones, and Other Strange Tales from the Crypt Why Are We in Afghanistan? As Petraeus Takes Over, Could Success Be Worse than Failure?The Opposites Game, All the Strangeness of Our American World in One Article Whose Hands, Whose Blood? Killing Civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq What If Washington... Five Absurd Things That Simply Can't Happen in Wartime Washington Will Our Generals Ever Shut Up? The Military's Media Megaphone and the U.S. Global Military Presence

16. The American Way of War Quiz, This Was the War Week That Was (Believe It or Not) One and a Half Cheers for American Decline, The Future's Not Ours -- and That's Good News The War Addicts, 2016 and Then Some A World Made by War Handicapping the Global Midterms, Winners and Losers Ballot Box Blues, The Most Dispiriting Election of a Lifetime (Mine) The Stimulus Package in Kabul, I Was Delusional - I Thought One Monster Embassy Was the End of It How to Schedule a War, The Incredible, Shrinking Withdrawal Date The National Security State Cops a Feel, Taking Off the Gloves (and Then Everything Else) One November's Dead, The American War Dead Disappear Into the Darkness