Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order

Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order

by Mark Crispin Miller Ph.D.


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"A critical contribution to America's internal, life-or-death debate over foreign and domestic policy."—Booklist

Read a newspaper or catch the news on television and you might get the impression that America's current leadership is "mainstream": perhaps a bit more conservative and in its foreign policy more belligerent than its predecessors, but still a federal authority that functions within America's political traditions. But as Mark Crispin Miller argues here with great clarity and effect, we are in fact living in a state that would appall the Founding Fathers: a state that is neither democratic nor republican, and no more "conservative" than it is liberal. He exposes the Bush Republicans' contempt for democratic practice, their bullying religiosity, their reckless militarism, their apocalyptic views of the economy and the planet, and—above all—their emotional dependence on sheer hatefulness. Abraham Lincoln once observed that, if the United States should ever be subverted, "it will be conquered from within." And that is exactly what has happened.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393326789
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/22/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 799,612
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Crispin Miller is a professor of media studies at New York University and the author of The Bush Dyslexicon. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1"The bright constellation which has gone before us"5
Chapter 2What We Don't Know55
Chapter 3The Wrong Man: I109
Chapter 4The Wrong Man: II167
Chapter 5They Have Met the Enemy209
Chapter 6The Clear and Present Danger251
Conclusion: Public Trust293

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