Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy in an Age of Interdependenceby Benjamin R. Barber
The author of Jihad vs. McWorld analyzes how American foreign policy has gone wrongand how it could go right.In this hard-hitting book, Benjamin R. Barberone of the world's most inspiring voices on behalf of democratic citizenshipmarshals American political and diplomatic history to lambast the Bush administration's attempt to fight fear (of terrorism) with fear (of "preventive" war). Barber examines the controversial issues that underlie both the Cold War theory of containment and deterrence and the dilemmas faced by America today. He argues forcefully against unilateralism, nuclear deterrence, and reliance on military solutions. And he inveighs against the tendency of recent administrations to confuse the spread of McWorld that seductive blend of free-market ideology and American brandswith the spread of democracy. Barber argues for an America that promotes cooperation, multilateralism, international law, and pooled sovereignty. For as law and citizenship alone secure liberty within nations, law and citizenship alone can secure liberty among them, freeing them from fear.
About the Author:
: Benjamin R. Barber is Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland and a principal of The Democracy Collaborative. He lives in New York City.
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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