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The pre-emptive empire : a guide to Bush's kingdom /
Saul Landau.
imprint
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2003.
description
ix, 182 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0745321402 (hbk.)
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imprint
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2003.
isbn
0745321402 (hbk.)
contents note
Leaving the Republic behind -- The Empire strikes back -- Between Iraq and a hard place : the oily empire stomps through the Middle East -- Latin America : the imperial economic model, obedience and terrorism -- Cuba : the last hold out -- The move to war.
catalogue key
5064193
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-172) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Saul Landau is an internationally known scholar, author, journalist and activist
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Written by a top American journalist and cultural commentator, this book is a scathing account of George W. Bush's world before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that will appeal to anyone who is disenchanted with the cynicism of Bush's government, and the blatant imperialism US international policy.
Main Description
Saul Landau is an internationally known scholar, author, journalist, poet and activist. An Emmy-award-winning film maker, he does frequent radio and TV shows, and his work on human rights and Latin America have won him acclaim the world over.*BR**BR*This, his latest book, is a scathing account of George W. Bush's world before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that will appeal to anyone who is disenchanted with the cynicism of Bush's government, and the blatant imperialism of U.S. international policy -- or those who just want to learn about what's happening in US politics.*BR**BR*He delves into the erosion of civil liberties and the proliferation of empire under the guise of pre-empting the scourge of terrorism. Landau reveals how Bush protects "his" terrorists -- those who perpetrate violence against Castro's Cuba, and to whom he owes his presidency. He also examines how Bush has appointed former officials to high level posts in his cabinet despite their membership in a conspiracy to sell weapons of mass destruction to Iran in the 1980s.*BR**BR*In "declassifying" Bush's Empire, Landau dissects a post-9/11 world where deference to patriotism obliterates debate in Congress and the media. How can the notion of empire happily co-exist with the notion of a republic? In times like these, as dissenting voices are stifled and the public are denied access to the facts about their own security, Landau shows how democracy itself is under threat. He asks whether the already fragile world economy can survive in the new "security" culture of the post-9/11 world.*BR**BR*This is an entertaining read from one of America's foremost cultural and political commentators. Above all, Landau makes a convincing case for the necessity of activism -- the book is not only funny but is also a ringing call for citizens to participate in making their own history.*BR**BR*Landau covers the topical and controversial issues -- from terrorism and US foreign policy to Bush's wondrous election victory; from Enron, Chile and Pinochet to Cuba, the Middle East, the IMF, the environment and sexual and cultural politics.
Main Description
Saul Landau is an internationally known scholar, author, journalist, poet and activist. An Emmy-award-winning film maker, he does frequent radio and TV shows, and his work on human rights and Latin America have won him acclaim the world over. This, his latest book, is a scathing account of George W. Bush's world before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that will appeal to anyone who is disenchanted with the cynicism of Bush's government, and the blatant imperialism of U.S. international policy -- or those who just want to learn about what's happening in US politics. He delves into the erosion of civil liberties and the proliferation of empire under the guise of pre-empting the scourge of terrorism. Landau reveals how Bush protects "his" terrorists -- those who perpetrate violence against Castro's Cuba, and to whom he owes his presidency. He also examines how Bush has appointed former officials to high level posts in his cabinet despite their membership in a conspiracy to sell weapons of mass destruction to Iran in the 1980s. In "declassifying" Bush's Empire, Landau dissects a post-9/11 world where deference to patriotism obliterates debate in Congress and the media. How can the notion of empire happily co-exist with the notion of a republic? In times like these, as dissenting voices are stifled and the public are denied access to the facts about their own security, Landau shows how democracy itself is under threat. He asks whether the already fragile world economy can survive in the new "security" culture of the post-9/11 world. This is an entertaining read from one of America's foremost cultural and political commentators. Above all, Landau makes a convincing case for the necessity of activism -- the book is not only funny but is also a ringing call for citizens to participate in making their own history. Landau covers the topical and controversial issues -- from terrorism and US foreign policy to Bush's wondrous election victory; from Enron, Chile and Pinochet to Cuba, the Middle East, the IMF, the environment and sexual and cultural politics.
Main Description
Saul Landau is an internationally known scholar, author, journalist, poet and activist. An Emmy-award-winning film maker, he does frequent radio and TV shows, and his work on human rights and Latin America have won him acclaim the world over.This, his latest book, is a scathing account of George W. Bush's world before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that will appeal to anyone who is disenchanted with the cynicism of Bush's government, and the blatant imperialism of U.S. international policy -- or those who just want to learn about what's happening in US politics.He delves into the erosion of civil liberties and the proliferation of empire under the guise of pre-empting the scourge of terrorism. Landau reveals how Bush protects "his" terrorists -- those who perpetrate violence against Castro's Cuba, and to whom he owes his presidency. He also examines how Bush has appointed former officials to high level posts in his cabinet despite their membership in a conspiracy to sell weapons of mass destruction to Iran in the 1980s.In "declassifying" Bush's Empire, Landau dissects a post-9/11 world where deference to patriotism obliterates debate in Congress and the media. How can the notion of empire happily co-exist with the notion of a republic? In times like these, as dissenting voices are stifled and the public are denied access to the facts about their own security, Landau shows how democracy itself is under threat. He asks whether the already fragile world economy can survive in the new "security" culture of the post-9/11 world.This is an entertaining read from one of America's foremost cultural and political commentators. Above all, Landau makes a convincing case for the necessity of activism -- the book is not only funny but is also a ringing call for citizens to participate in making their own history.Landau covers the topical and controversial issues -- from terrorism and US foreign policy to Bush's wondrous election victory; from Enron, Chile and Pinochet to Cuba, the Middle East, the IMF, the environment and sexual and cultural politics.
Main Description
Saul Landau is an internationally known scholar, author, journalist, poet and activist. An Emmy-award-winning film maker, he does frequent radio and TV shows, and his work on human rights and Latin America have won him acclaim the world over. This, his latest book, is a scathing account of George W. Bush's world before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that will appeal to anyone who is disenchanted with the cynicism of Bush's government, and the blatant imperialism U.S. international policy -- or those who just want to learn about what's happening in US politics. Landau covers the topical and controversial issues -- from terrorism and US foreign policy to Bush's wondrous election victory; from Enron, Chile and Pinochet to Cuba, the Middle East, the IMF, the environment and sexual and cultural politics. He delves into the erosion of civil liberties and the proliferation of empire under the guise of pre-empting the scourge of terrorism. Landau reveals how Bush protects "his" terrorists -- those who perpetrate violence against Castro's Cuba, and to whom he owes his presidency. He also examines how Bush has appointed former officials to high level posts in his cabinet despite their membership in a conspiracy to sell weapons of mass destruction to Iran in the 1980s. In "declassifying" Bush's Empire, Landau dissects a post-9/11 world where deference to patriotism obliterates debate in Congress and the media. How can the notion of empire happily co-exist with the notion of a republic? In times like these, as dissenting voices are stifled and the public are denied access to the facts about their own security, Landau shows how democracy itself is under threat. He asks whether the already fragile world economy can survive in the new "security" culture of the post-9/11 world. This is an entertaining read from one of America's foremost cultural and political commentators. Above all, Landau makes a convincing case for the necessity of activism -- the book is not only funny but is also a ringing call for citizens to participate in making their own history.
Main Description
Saul Landau is an internationally known scholar, author, journalist, poet and activist. An Emmy-award-winning film maker, he does frequent radio and TV shows, and his work on human rights and Latin America have won him acclaim the world over.This, his latest book, is a scathing account of George W. Bush's world before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that will appeal to anyone who is disenchanted with the cynicism of Bush's government, and the blatant imperialism U.S. international policy -- or those who just want to learn about what's happening in US politics.Landau covers the topical and controversial issues -- from terrorism and US foreign policy to Bush's wondrous election victory; from Enron, Chile and Pinochet to Cuba, the Middle East, the IMF, the environment and sexual and cultural politics.He delves into the erosion of civil liberties and the proliferation of empire under the guise of pre-empting the scourge of terrorism. Landau reveals how Bush protects "his" terrorists -- those who perpetrate violence against Castro's Cuba, and to whom he owes his presidency. He also examines how Bush has appointed former officials to high level posts in his cabinet despite their membership in a conspiracy to sell weapons of mass destruction to Iran in the 1980s.In "declassifying" Bush's Empire, Landau dissects a post-9/11 world where deference to patriotism obliterates debate in Congress and the media. How can the notion of empire happily co-exist with the notion of a republic? In times like these, as dissenting voices are stifled and the public are denied access to the facts about their own security, Landau shows how democracy itself is under threat. He asks whether the already fragile world economy can survive in the new "security" culture of the post-9/11 world.This is an entertaining read from one of America's foremost cultural and political commentators. Above all, Landau makes a convincing case for the necessity of activism -- the book is not only funny but is also a ringing call for citizens to participate in making their own history.
Unpaid Annotation
Leading American journalist and film maker Saul Landau offers a funny, exhilarating critique of the appalling state of current US politics.
Unpaid Annotation
Saul Landau is an internationally known scholar, author, journalist, poet and activist. An Emmy-award-winning film maker, he does frequent radio and TV shows, and his work on human rights and Latin America have won him acclaim the world over.This, his latest book, is a scathing account of George W. Bush's world before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that will appeal to anyone who is disenchanted with the cynicism of Bush's government, and the blatant imperialism U.S. international policy -- or those who just want to learn about what's happening in US politics.Landau covers the topical and controversial issues -- from terrorism and US foreign policy to Bush's wondrous election victory; from Enron, Chile and Pinochet to Cuba, the Middle East, the IMF, the environment and sexual and cultural politics.He delves into the erosion of civil liberties and the proliferation of empire under the guise of pre-empting the scourge of terrorism. Landau reveals how Bush protects "his" terrorists -- those whoperpetrate,violence against Castro s Cuba, and to whom he owes his presidency. He also examines how Bush has appointed former officials to high level posts in his cabinet despite their membership in a conspiracy to sell weapons of mass destruction to Iran in the 1980s.In "declassifying" Bush s Empire, Landau dissects a post-9/11 world where deference to patriotism obliterates debate in Congress and the media. How can the notion of empire happily co-exist with the notion of a republic? In times like these, as dissenting voices are stifled and the public are denied access to the facts about their own security, Landau shows how democracy itself is under threat. He asks whether the already fragileworld economy can survive in the new "security" culture of the post-9/11 world.This is an entertaining read from one of America's foremost cultural and political commentators. Above all, Landau makes a convincing case for the
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. viii
Introduction: Before the Era of Insecurityp. 1
Leaving the Republic Behind
Who is George W. Bush and Who Made Him President?p. 11
The Bushes as Prizzisp. 12
Later in January ...p. 14
Clinton's Farewell Address (Rejected by Some White House Staffer)p. 15
Why Bush Bombed Baghdadp. 17
The Empire Strikes Back
September 11, 2001p. 21
First Post-9/11 Reflections on Government 'Logic'p. 22
The Trivialized Logic of Our Timep. 24
Failure Equals Bigger Budget, More Power: The Domestic Shift of Empirep. 26
The Birth of the Department of Perpetual Anxietyp. 29
Election Sorrows and Cold Analysis: Democrats Blew It Again but US Elections Have Little to Do with Democracyp. 32
Bush Appoints Kissinger to Head Warren Commission on 9/11--Instead of Investigating Him for Terrorismp. 35
The Bush Vision and the Culture of Powerp. 40
Between Iraq and a Hard Place: The Oily Empire Stomps Through the Middle East
Face Facts: Israel is Losing a War and Her Ethicsp. 48
Israeli Orthodox Missionaries Recruit in Perup. 52
Latin America: The Imperial Economic Model, Obedience and Terrorism
Capitalism Waves the Flag and the Rulesp. 58
Argentina Got IMF'dp. 62
Chile's Ultra-Lite Socialist Modelp. 65
Lies, Truth, Trivia and Transcendent Issues in Monterreyp. 67
Vicente Fox Deserves the Flat Tire of the Year Awardp. 72
A Report on NAFTA and the State of the Maquilasp. 74
The Environment and the Maquilasp. 79
Breeding Crowsp. 82
Lessons from the Bay of Pigsp. 85
US Double Standards on Terroristsp. 87
'The Coup that Lacked Professionalism!' the Expert Saidp. 93
Cuba--The Last Hold Out
Religion, Revolution, Mobilization and Assassination: 43 Years After Echeverriap. 103
A Cuban Diaryp. 107
A Cuban Diary: Part IIp. 110
The Move to War
Five Days in Iraq--Before the Warp. 120
The Chicken Hawks' Warp. 129
Countering Amnesia: The Iraq Ploy and Resemblances to the Start of the Cold Warp. 132
Bush to Lead Coalition of the Willing--to be Bribed and Intimidated--and the Warmongeringp. 137
You Can't Run an Empire by Republican Rulesp. 141
The Threats of Empire--Mexico, Watch Out!p. 146
Technological Massacre in Iraq Also Leaves the UN in Critical Conditionp. 150
Iraq War: A Policy of Christian and Jewish Fundamentalism; Worse Lies Aheadp. 155
Final Thoughts: Stop Shopping, Looking in the Mirror and Worrying About Your Spare Tires and Cellulite and Make Your Own Historyp. 161
Notesp. 165
Bibliographyp. 171
Booksp. 171
Web sitesp. 172
Indexp. 173
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