American Wars: Illusions and Realities

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932863560
  • Publisher: Clarity Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Pages: 215
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: American Wars vs. American Values     12
Americans value honor: We Fight for the Right Reasons     15
We fight for peace and democracy   Paul Buchheit     16
We fight to defend our personal freedoms   Judi Nitsch     27
Americans value truthfulness: We Can Believe Our Decision-Makers     35
Our government tells us the truth about our wars   Cindy Sheehan     37
We stay in Iraq to prevent further bloodshed among Iraqis   Joshua Holland   Raed Jarrar     43
The mainstream media gives us balanced reporting   Anup Shah     47
Americans value self-awareness: We Understand How War Affects Us     57
War doesn't impact me personally   Maureen Dolan     59
The military will take good care of our soldiers   Tod Ensign     69
War boosts the economy for all Americans   Jesu Estrada     76
We always win   Vic Blazier     81
Americans value compassion: We Do Not Mistreat the Enemy     87
Suffering is minimized in today's wars   Kathy Kelly     89
Our modern military warfare only kills the 'bad guys'   Marc Herold     96
'Collateral damage' is an impersonal by-product ofwar   Gayle Brandeis     105
War is temporary   Sherwood Ross     109
Americans value altruism: We are Making the World Abetter Place     115
America's relationship with Israel promotes stability in the Middle East   Ghada Talhami     119
Developing countries ultimately benefit from our wars for democracy   Maurice Carney     123
The environmental consequences of war are insignificant   Tom Hastings     126
Americans value realism: War is Inevitable     132
I personally have no better options than joining the military   Amy Meyers     134
Wars result from the aggressive nature of human beings   Arun Gandhi     147
Humans are inevitably driven to war   Howard Zinn     150
Conclusion     159
Contributors     162
Endnotes     165
Index     184
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