The American Way of War: guided missiles, misguided men, and a republic in peril

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From the acclaimed creator of the award-winning documentary Why We Fight comes a deeply thought-provoking and revelatory examination of the deepest roots of American war-making and its troubling implications for the fate of American democracy.
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Grouping Title american way of war guided missiles misguided men and a republic in peril
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display_description In his famous farewell address in 1961, President Eisenhower urgently warned Americans to guard against the "disastrous rise of misplaced power" in the leviathan he dubbed the military-industrial complex. As Eugene Jarecki powerfully portrays in this piercing and necessary book, Eisenhower's worst fears have been realized. The complex has grown so large and powerful, with tendrils reaching so wide and deep into our political system, economy, and culture, that it is dramatically undermining our democracy, fueling an excessive militarism and an imperialist impulse that has propelled the United States into a series of horribly misguided military actions-culminating in the Iraq debacle.Based on extensive interviews with a who's who of high-level insiders from the Beltway, the Pentagon, and the defense sector, as well as in-depth historical research, Jarecki traces the troubling story of the evolution of the complex and how it so forcefully exerts its corrupting influence. Vital listening at this crucial juncture as the nation grapples with the profound challenge of Iraq, Jarecki's penetrating examination is sure to generate wide acclaim and lively debate.
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subject_facet Executive power -- United States -- History, Interviews -- United States, Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Causes, Militarism -- United States -- History, National characteristics, American, United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009, United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy, United States -- History, Military, United States -- Military policy
title_display The American Way of War
title_full The American Way of War Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril, The American way of war [electronic resource] : guided missiles, misguided men, and a republic in peril / Eugene Jarecki
title_short The American Way of War
title_sub guided missiles, misguided men, and a republic in peril
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