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Emergency State
ISBN
9781101560327
Uitgever
Penguin Publishing Group
Verschenen
16-02-2012
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
368 pp.
Bindwijze
ebook EPUB
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Emergency State

America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs

Editors Choice, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWAmbitious and valuable --WASHINGTON POSTAmerica is trapped in a state of war that has consumed our national life since before Pearl Harbor. Over seven decades and several bloody wars, Democratic and Republican politicians alike have assembled an increasing complicatedand increasingly ineffectivenetwork of security services. Trillions of tax dollars have been diverted from essential domestic needs while the Pentagon created a worldwide web of military bases, inventing new American security interests where none previously existed. Yet this pursuit has not only damaged our democratic institutions and undermined our economic strengthit has fundamentally failed to make us safer.In The Emergency State, senior New York Times journalist David C. Unger reveals the hidden costs of Americas obsessive pursuit of absolute national security, showing how this narrow-minded emphasis on security came to distort our political life. Unger reminds us that in the first 150 years of the American republic the U.S. valued limited military intervention abroad, along with the checks and balances put in place by the founding fathers. Yet American history took a sharp turn during and just after World War II, when we began building a vast and cumbersome complex of national security institutions and beliefs. Originally designed to wage hot war against Germany and cold war against the Soviet Union, our security bureaucracy has become remarkably ineffective at confronting the elusive, non-state sponsored threats we now face.The Emergency State traces a series of missed opportunitiesfrom the end of World War II to the election of Barack Obamawhen we could have paused to rethink our defense strategy and didnt. We have ultimately failed to dismantle our outdated national security state because both parties are equally responsible for its expansion. While countless books have exposed the damage wrought by George W. Bush's "e;war on terror,"e; Unger shows it was only the natural culmination of decades of bipartisan emergency state logicand argues that Obama, along with many previous Democratic presidents, has failed to shift course in any meaningful way.The Emergency State: Americas Pursuit of Absolute Security At All Costs reveals the depth of folly into which weve fallen, as Americans eagerly trade away the countrys greatest strengths for a fleeting illusion of safety. Provocative, insightful, and refreshingly nonpartisan, The Emergency State is the definitive untold story of how America became this vulnerableand how it can build true security again.
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