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The Resource Reign of terror : how the 9/11 era destabilized America and produced Trump, Spencer Ackerman

Reign of terror : how the 9/11 era destabilized America and produced Trump, Spencer Ackerman

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Reign of terror : how the 9/11 era destabilized America and produced Trump
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Reign of terror
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how the 9/11 era destabilized America and produced Trump
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Spencer Ackerman
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eng
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"An examination of the profound impact that the War on Terror had in pushing American politics and society in an authoritarian direction for an entire generation, at home and abroad, the United States has waged an endless conflict known as the War on Terror. In addition to multiple ground wars, it has pioneered drone strikes and industrial-scale digital surveillance, as well as detaining people indefinitely and torturing them. These conflicts have yielded neither peace nor victory, but they have transformed America. What began as the persecution of Muslims and immigrants has become a normalized, paranoid feature of American politics and security, expanding the possibilities for applying similar or worse measures against other targets at home. A politically divided country turned the War on Terror into a cultural and then tribal struggle, first on the ideological fringes and ultimately expanding to conquer the Republican Party, often with the timid acquiescence of the Democratic Party. Today's nativist resurgence walked through a door opened by the 9/11 era. Reign of Terror will show how these policies created a foundation for American authoritarianism and, though it is not a book about Donald Trump, it will provide a critical explanation of his rise to power and the sources of his political strength. It will show that Barack Obama squandered an opportunity to dismantle the War on Terror after killing Osama bin Laden. That mistake turns out to have been portentous. By the end of his tenure, the war metastasized into a broader and bitter culture struggle in search of a demagogue like Trump to lead it. A union of journalism and intellectual history, Reign of Terror will be a pathbreaking and definitive book with the power to transform how America understands its national security policies and their catastrophic impact on its civic life"--
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10995202
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Ackerman, Spencer
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973.931
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index present
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non fiction
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  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • National security
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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how the 9/11 era destabilized America and produced Trump
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Reign of terror : how the 9/11 era destabilized America and produced Trump, Spencer Ackerman
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-416) and index
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24 cm
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xviii, 428 pages
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9781984879776
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(hb)
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2021015357
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1261171514
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Reign of terror : how the 9/11 era destabilized America and produced Trump, Spencer Ackerman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 428 pages
Isbn
9781984879776
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2021015357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1261171514

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