The Resource Spiral : trapped in the forever war, Mark Danner

Spiral : trapped in the forever war, Mark Danner

Label
Spiral : trapped in the forever war
Title
Spiral
Title remainder
trapped in the forever war
Statement of responsibility
Mark Danner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Trapped in a forever war by 9/11, in Spiral Mark Danner describes a nation that has been altered in fundamental ways. President Bush declared a war of choice and without an exit plan, and President Obama has proven unable to take the country off what he has called its "permanent war footing." The War on Terror has led to fourteen years of armed conflict, the longest war in America's history. Al Qaeda, the organization that attacked us on 9/11, has been "decimated" (the word is Obama's) but replaced by multiple jihadist and terror organizations, including the most notorious--ISIS. Spiral is what we can call a perpetual and continuously widening war that has put the country in a "state of exception." Bush's promise that we have "taken the gloves off" and Obama's inability to define an end game have had a profound effect on us even though the actual combat is fought by a tiny percentage of our citizens. In the name of security, some of our accustomed rights and freedoms are circumscribed. Guantanamo, indefinite detention, drone warfare, enhanced interrogation, torture, and warrantless wiretapping are all words that have become familiar and tolerated. And yet the war goes badly as the Middle East drowns in civil wars and the Caliphate expands and brutalized populations flee and seek asylum in Europe. In defining the War on Terror as boundless, apocalyptic, and unceasing, we have, Danner concludes, "let it define us as ideological crusaders caught in an endless war.""--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.00973
Index
index present
LC call number
E897
LC item number
.D36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Spiral : trapped in the forever war, Mark Danner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-237) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Bush : imposing the exception : constitutional dictatorship, torture, and us -- Obama : normalizing the exception : terror, fear, and the war without end -- Afterword
Control code
ocn945585996
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781476747767
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016000732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99968088351
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u6990120
System control number
(OCoLC)945585996

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