Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy [NOOK Book]

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"Fear's Empire lays the foundation for a principled opposition based on America's truest and best values."--Senator Gary Hart

The author of Jihad vs. McWorld analyzes how American foreign policy has gone wrongand how it could go right. In this hard-hitting but pragmatic new critique of the Bush administration's foreign policy, Benjamin R. Barber exposes in detail the folly of an agenda of preventive war, placing it in the context of two hundred years of American strategic ...

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Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy

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Overview

"Fear's Empire lays the foundation for a principled opposition based on America's truest and best values."--Senator Gary Hart

The author of Jihad vs. McWorld analyzes how American foreign policy has gone wrongand how it could go right. In this hard-hitting but pragmatic new critique of the Bush administration's foreign policy, Benjamin R. Barber exposes in detail the folly of an agenda of preventive war, placing it in the context of two hundred years of American strategic doctrine (including the recent history of deterrence and containment). He shows how chosen "rogue states" have been made to stand in for terrorists too difficult to locate and destroy, and how the United States continues to support dictatorship in nations it regards as friends, while still believing we can impose democracy on vanquished enemies at the barrel of a gun. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393070415
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/17/2004
  • Series: Kamil Pasha Novels
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 389 KB

Meet the Author

Internationally renowned political theorist Benjamin R. Barber is the Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos in New York City, where he lives.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Pax Americana; or, preventive war
1 Eagles and owls 53
2 The myth of independence 65
3 The war of all against all 85
4 The "new" doctrine of preventive war 96
5 The "old" doctrine of deterrence 120
Pt. 2 Lex Humana; or, preventive democracy
6 Preventive democracy 163
7 You can't export McWorld and call it democracy 173
8 You can't export America and call it freedom 187
9 CivWorld 218
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