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The Resource The new American militarism : how Americans are seduced by war, Andrew J. Bacevich

The new American militarism : how Americans are seduced by war, Andrew J. Bacevich

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The new American militarism : how Americans are seduced by war
Title
The new American militarism
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how Americans are seduced by war
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Andrew J. Bacevich
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eng
Summary
Bacevich warns of a dangerous dual obsession that has taken hold of Americans, conservatives and liberals alike. It is a marriage of militarism and utopian ideology--of unprecedented military might wed to a blind faith in the universality of American values. This, Bacevich argues, commits Americans to turning the US into a crusader state with a self-proclaimed mission of driving history to its final destination: the world-wide embrace of the American way of life. This mindset invites endless war and the ever-deepening militarization of US policy. The upshot, acutely evident in the aftermath of 9/11, has been a revival of vast ambitions and certainty, this time married to a pronounced affinity for the sword. As it alienates others, it will leave the United States increasingly isolated. It will end in bankruptcy, moral as well as economic, and in abject failure.--From publisher description
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Examines the origins and implications of the United States' self-proclaimed mission of driving the world-wide embrace of the American way of life in a study of the marriage between militarism and utopian ideals
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Bacevich, A. J
Dewey number
355.02130973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Militarism
  • United States
  • United States
  • Conservatism
  • United States
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adult
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how Americans are seduced by war
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The new American militarism : how Americans are seduced by war, Andrew J. Bacevich
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-261) and index
Control code
ocm56657649
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 270 p.
Isbn
9780195173383
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004023277
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(OCoLC)56657649
Label
The new American militarism : how Americans are seduced by war, Andrew J. Bacevich
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-261) and index
Control code
ocm56657649
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 270 p.
Isbn
9780195173383
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004023277
System control number
(OCoLC)56657649

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