Understanding America's Terrorist Crisis: What Should Be Done?

Understanding America's Terrorist Crisis: What Should Be Done?

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Some of the most recognized voices in American writing and academia contribute to this provocative forum concerning the terrorist crisis and its causes. Moderated by Lewis H. Lapham, this timely debate features conversations with noted author and vocal critic of U.S. foreign policy Gore Vidal; historian Barton Bernstein of Stanford University; economist and historian Robert Higgs of the Independent Institute; and Thomas Gale Moore of the Hoover Institution. Voicing opinions contrary to those espoused by the present administration and seldom heard in mainstream media, they discuss the definition of terrorism, the impact of U.S. foreign policy on the terrorist crisis, and the long-term significance of the September 11 attacks. Also examined are the potential curtailment of basic civil liberties, the effects of a global U.S. military presence, alternatives that would lessen the terrorist threat, and a lively question and answer session.

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ISBN-13: 9781598130034
Publisher: Independent Institute, The
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Gore Vidal is hailed as one of the most important cultural and political critics of our time. Among his best-known novels are Burr, Lincoln, 1876, and Smithsonian. His book United States won the National Book Award. His recent book, Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace: How We Got To Be So Hated, has become an international bestseller. Lewis H. Lapham is the author of Theater of War and the editor of Harper's Magazine. He lives in New York City.


La Rondinaia, a villa in Ravello, Italy; and Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 3, 1925

Place of Birth:

West Point, New York


Attended St. Albans. Graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, 1943. No college.

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