Bush's Secret World: Religion, Big Business and Hidden Networks / Edition 1

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Overview

George W. Bush came into office only after a bitterly contested election result, but has since proceeded to establish himself as one of the most powerful, and one of the most arrogant, of all American presidents. He has involved the USA in the invasion of two Islamic countries, seems determined to impose global American hegemony, and has launched a 'war on terror' which risks perpetuating an unremitting state of crisis. And yet the sources of this enormous power are still shrouded in mystery. He relies on fanatical ideologues, fundamentalist Christians, shady businessmen and right-wing extremists to a degree that will surprise even the most hardened observer. sThis up-to-the-minute expose, by the celebrated French journalist Eric Laurent, provides a scrupulously researched and at times deeply alarming account of a President who risks definitively alienating America from the rest of the world.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Only Christians have their place in paradise, explained George W. to his own mother. If it is populated by people like him, then after reading this book one would rather go to hell."

Le Canard enchaîné

"The rise of the one-time alcoholic and business failure is fascinating reading."

Defence Focus

"In this scrupulously researched book based on a wealth of documents, the current President of the United States comes across as nothing other than a man under the influence."

France Soir

"What is new about Eric Laurent's book is that he puts names to the faces of those who haunt the corridors of the White House and lays bare the machinations that were set in motion more than thirty years ago, in the days following the Vietnam War, by certain multimilllionares who wanted to see the United States stripped of its image as a modern and open country and returned to an almost surrealist orthodox morality."

Dernier Heure

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745633480
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Laurent is a celebrated journalist and author of the international bestseller La Guerre des Bush, which has been translated into more than fifteen languages.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Towards apocalypse 1
Ch. 2 The 'heritage' connection 12
Ch. 3 The war of ideas 25
Ch. 4 Enter the Moonies 41
Ch. 5 The question of Israel 56
Ch. 6 Hawks and doves 67
Ch. 7 The Middle East in focus 77
Ch. 8 The New Jerusalem? 93
Ch. 9 The new arms race 101
Ch. 10 Cheney and company 108
Ch. 11 A corrupt administration? 129
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