Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War (The American Empire Project)

Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War (The American Empire Project)

by James Carroll

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805077032
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/03/2004
Series: American Empire Project Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

James Carroll is the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning memoir An American Requiem; Constantine's Sword, a history of Christian anti-Semitism; and ten novels. He lectures widely on war and peace, and on Jewish-Christian-Muslim reconciliation. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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From Crusade:

In the Gothic splendor of the National Cathedral, three days after the events of September 11, George W. Bush made the most stirring-and ominous-declaration of his presidency. "Americans do not yet have the distance of history," he said, "but our responsibility to history is already clear: to answer these attacks and rid the world of evil."

Most Americans, perhaps, heard the statement as mere rhetoric of the high pulpit, but as the "distance of history" lengthens, we can see that with that declaration the President redefined his raison d'etre and that of the nation-nothing less than to "rid the world of evil." The initiatives taken by Washington in the last two years are incomprehensible except in the context of this objective. Clearly President Bush meant exactly what he said. Something entirely new, for America at least, is animating its government. The greatest power the earth has ever known is now expressly mobilized against the world's most ancient mystery. What human beings have never before been able to do, George W. Bush has taken on as his personal mission, and he aims to accomplish it in one election cycle, two at most.

What People are Saying About This

Jonathan Schell

A journalistic page of glory.
— (Jonathan Schell, author of The Unconquerable World)

John Dower

These passionate essays constitute a devastating critique of the folly fobbed off as 'realism' by the Bush administration . . .
—(John Dower, author of Embracing Defeat, winner of the Pulitzer Prize)

Garry Wills

James Carroll brings to bear -- I hope not too late -- the moral clarity we so badly need.

Ellen Goodman

. . . Carroll writes from a vivid moral center . . . This collection offers a rare and courageous voice.

John Kenneth Galbraith

. . . the most compelling report and analysis that we've had yet of the Middle East conflict . . . in wonderfully readable style . . .

Chalmers Johnson

Devastating and deeply humanistic . . . Carroll's critiques of our foreign policy offer a unique combination of historical knowledge and moral perspective.
—(Chalmers Johnson, author of The Sorrows of Empire)

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