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The American way of war : how Bush's wars became Obama's /
Tom Engelhardt.
imprint
Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, 2010.
description
222 p.
ISBN
1608460711 (alk. paper), 9781608460717 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, 2010.
isbn
1608460711 (alk. paper)
9781608460717 (alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
7264189
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Tom Engelhardt created and runs the TomDispatch.com website, a project of The Nation Institute, where he is a fellow. He is the author of a highly praised history of American triumphalism in the cold war, 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.
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This title documents the American government's ongoing commitment to military bases to preserve and extend its empire. It reveals information anout the U.S. reliance on air power and shows how the American Empire has deep roots that precede the Bush administration.
Main Description
"One of my favorite websites."-Bill Moyers"Tom Engelhardt is a national treasure and always worth reading."-Juan Cole"Indispensable."-Tony Karon"TomDispatch is indispensable and irreplaceable."-Andrew Bacevich"TomDispatch is essential reading."-Amy GoodmanTom Engelhardt, creator of the vital website TomDispatch.com, takes a scalpel to the American urge to dominate the globe. Tracing developments from 9/11 to late last night, this is an unforgettable anatomy of a disaster that is yet to end.Since 2001, Tom Englehardt has written regular reports for his popular site TomDispatch that have provided badly needed insight into US militarism and its effects, both at home and abroad. When others were celebrating the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, he warned of the enormous dangers of both occupations.In The American Way of War , Engelhardt documents Washington's ongoing commitment to military bases to preserve-and extend-its empire; reveals damning information about the American reliance on air power, at great cost to civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan; and shows that the US empire has deep historical roots that precede the Bush administration-and continue today into the presidency of Barack Obama.Tom Engelhardt created and runs TomDispatch.com, a project of The Nation Institute, where he is a fellow. He is the author of a highly praised history of American triumphalism in the Cold War, 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 .
Main Description
The creator of the indispensable website TomDispatch.com dissects the US urge to dominate the world. Since 2001, he has written regular reports for his popular site providing a badly needed insight into US militarism and its effects both at home and abroad. Engelhardt documents Washington's ongoing commitment to aggressive militarism and reveals damning information about the reliance of the US on their air force. He also exposes how the US empire has deep historical roots that precede the Bush administration and continue into Obama's reign.
Main Description
The creator of TomDispatch takes a scalpel to the American urge to dominate the globe.
Main Description
Tom Engelhardt, creator of the vital website TomDispatch.com, takes a scalpel to the American urge to dominate the globe. Tracing developments from 9/11 to late last night, this is an unforgettable anatomy of a disaster that is yet to end. Since 2001, Tom Engelhardt has written regular reports for his popular site TomDispatch that have provided badly-needed insight into U.S. militarism and its effects, both at home and abroad. When others were celebrating the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, he warned of the enormous dangers of both occupations. In The American Way of War, Engelhardt documents Washington's ongoing commitment to military bases to preserve--and extend--its empire; reveals damning information about the American reliance on airpower, at great cost to civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan; and shows that the US empire has deep historical roots that precede the Bush administration--and continue today into the presidency of Barack Obama. "Tom Engelhardt provides a clear-eyed examination of U.S. foreign policy in the Bush and Obama years, and details unsparingly how Obama has inherited -- and in many cases exacerbated -- the ills of the Bush era.... an important book for anyone hoping to understand how the U.S. arrived at its current predicament during the Bush years, and how it remains in this predicament despite Obama's best efforts -- or perhaps because of them." --Daniel Luban, Inter-Press Service "Tom Engelhardt is among our most trenchant critics of American perpetual war. Like I. F. Stone in the 1960s, he has an uncanny ability to ferret out and see clearly the ugly truths hidden in government reports and statistics. No cynic, he always measures the sordid reality against a bright vision of an America that lives up to its highest ideals." --Juan R. Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan
Main Description
Tom Engelhardt, creator of the vital website TomDispatch.com, takes a scalpel to the American urge to dominate the globe. Tracing developments from 9/11 to late last night, this is an unforgettable anatomy of a disaster that is yet to end.Since 2001, Tom Engelhardt has written regular reports for his popular site TomDispatch that have provided badly-needed insight into U.S. militarism and its effects, both at home and abroad. When others were celebrating the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, he warned of the enormous dangers of both occupations. In 'The American Way of War,' Engelhardt documents Washington's ongoing commitment to military bases to preserve--and extend--its empire; reveals damning information about the American reliance on airpower, at great cost to civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan; and shows that the US empire has deep historical roots that precede the Bush administration--and continue today into the presidency of Barack Obama. "Tom Engelhardt provides a clear-eyed examination of U.S. foreign policy in the Bush and Obama years, and details unsparingly how Obama has inherited - and in many cases exacerbated - the ills of the Bush era.... an important book for anyone hoping to understand how the U.S. arrived at its current predicament during the Bush years, and how it remains in this predicament despite Obama's best efforts - or perhaps because of them."--Daniel Luban, Inter-Press Service "Tom Engelhardt is among our most trenchant critics of American perpetual war. Like I. F. Stone in the 1960s, he has an uncanny ability to ferret out and see clearly the ugly truths hidden in government reports and statistics. No cynic, he always measures the sordid reality against a bright vision of an America that lives up to its highest ideals." --Juan R. Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan
Table of Contents
Introduction Is America Hooked on War?p. l
Shock and Awe: How We Got Hitp. 9
How to Garrison a Planetp. 37
Air War, Barbarity, and Collateral Damagep. 57
The Language of War, American-Stylep. 93
The Bush Legacy: What They Did (Wrong)p. 117
Obama's Warp. 135
Living in the Shadow of Warp. 163
Epilogue Premature Withdrawalp. 205
Note on the Textp. 211
Acknowledgmentsp. 215
Indexp. 217
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