Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

How We Got to Be So Hated

Book - 2002
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Essays question the consensus view of the causes behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, and examine the erosion of American civil liberties as a result of the war on terrorism.

Perseus Publishing
The United States has been engaged in what the great historian Charles A. Beard called "perpetual war for perpetual peace." The Federation of American Scientists has cataloged nearly 200 military incursions since 1945 in which the United States has been the aggressor. In a series of penetrating and alarming essays, whose centerpiece is a commentary on the events of September 11, 2001 (deemed too controversial to publish in this country until now) Gore Vidal challenges the comforting consensus following September 11th and goes back and draws connections to Timothy McVeigh's bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. He asks were these simply the acts of "evil-doers?" ?Gore Vidal is the master essayist of our age.” ? Washington Post ”Our greatest living man of letters.”?Boston Globe ?Vidal’s imagination of American politics is so powerful as to compel awe.”?Harold Bloom, The New York Review of Books

The United States has been engaged in what the great historian Charles A. Beard called "perpetual war for perpetual peace." The Federation of American Scientists has cataloged nearly 200 military incursions since 1945 in which the United States has been the aggressor. In a series of penetrating and alarming essays, whose centerpiece is a commentary on the events of September 11, 2001 (deemed too controversial to publish in this country until now) Gore Vidal challenges the comforting consensus following September 11th and goes back and draws connections to Timothy McVeigh's bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. He asks were these simply the acts of "evil-doers?" "Gore Vidal is the master essayist of our age." — Washington Post "Our greatest living man of letters."—Boston Globe "Vidal's imagination of American politics is so powerful as to compel awe."—Harold Bloom, The New York Review of Books


Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9781560254058
156025405X
Branch Call Number: 974.7104 VIDAL
Characteristics: xiii, 160 pages ; 20 cm
Notes: Three of the essays were previously published in The last empire (c2001)

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eggman58 Jan 29, 2016

Good stuff, but one needs to closely follow Vidal's narrative.
Shows how information is discredited and propaganda rules. Makes me a little angry at how our gov acts out.

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Nov 08, 2007

Not very well written

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