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

Spiral : trapped in the forever war, Mark Danner

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Spiral : trapped in the forever war
Title
Spiral
Title remainder
trapped in the forever war
Statement of responsibility
Mark Danner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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.""--
Summary
Describes the continuous, ongoing and widening War on Terror started by President Bush in the wake of 9/11 and resulting in multiplying jihadist organizations like ISIS, civil wars in the Middle East and thousands of refugees seeking asylum in Europe
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
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10513176
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Danner, Mark
Dewey number
355.00973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Terrorism
  • United States
  • Military history, Modern
  • World politics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • LAW / Military
  • War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military history, Modern
  • Military policy
  • Terrorism
  • World politics
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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trapped in the forever war
Label
Spiral : trapped in the forever war, Mark Danner
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945585996
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476747767
Lccn
2016000732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945585996
Label
Spiral : trapped in the forever war, Mark Danner
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945585996
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476747767
Lccn
2016000732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945585996

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