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Reign of terror : how the 9/11 era destabilized America and produced Trump / Spencer Ackerman.

Ackerman, Spencer, (author.).

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Summary:

"For an entire generation, at home and abroad, the United States has waged an endless conflict known as the War on Terror. In addition to multiple ground wars, the era pioneered drone strikes and industrial-scale digital surveillance; weakened the rule of law through indefinite detentions; sanctioned torture; and manipulated the truth about it all. These conflicts have yielded neither peace nor victory, but they have transformed America. What began as the persecution of Muslims and immigrants has become a normalized, paranoid feature of American politics and security, expanding the possibilities for applying similar or worse measures against other targets at home. A politically divided country turned the War on Terror into a cultural, and then tribal, struggle. It began on the ideological frontiers of the Republican Party before expanding to conquer the GOP, often with the acquiescence of the Democratic Party. Today's nativist resurgence walked through a door opened by the 9/11 era. That door remains open. Reign of Terror tells the story of how these developments created an opportunity for American authoritarianism and gave rise to Donald Trump. It shows that Barack Obama squandered an opportunity to dismantle the War on Terror after killing Osama bin Laden. By the end of his tenure, the war metastasized into a bitter, broader culture struggle in search of a demagogue like Trump to lead it." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 973.931 .A182r 2021 (Text) 37814003390292 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/06/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984879776
  • ISBN: 1984879774
  • Physical Description: xviii, 428 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-416) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Neither peace nor victory -- Prologue : The worst terrorist attack in American history -- 9/11 and the security state -- 9/11 and the Right -- Liberal complicity in the war on terror -- Obama and the "sustainable" war on terror -- The right vs. Obama's war on terror -- The Left vs. Obama's war on terror -- The decadent phase of the war on terror and the rise of Trump -- Making the war on terror great again -- The invisible enemy.
Summary, etc.:
"For an entire generation, at home and abroad, the United States has waged an endless conflict known as the War on Terror. In addition to multiple ground wars, the era pioneered drone strikes and industrial-scale digital surveillance; weakened the rule of law through indefinite detentions; sanctioned torture; and manipulated the truth about it all. These conflicts have yielded neither peace nor victory, but they have transformed America. What began as the persecution of Muslims and immigrants has become a normalized, paranoid feature of American politics and security, expanding the possibilities for applying similar or worse measures against other targets at home. A politically divided country turned the War on Terror into a cultural, and then tribal, struggle. It began on the ideological frontiers of the Republican Party before expanding to conquer the GOP, often with the acquiescence of the Democratic Party. Today's nativist resurgence walked through a door opened by the 9/11 era. That door remains open. Reign of Terror tells the story of how these developments created an opportunity for American authoritarianism and gave rise to Donald Trump. It shows that Barack Obama squandered an opportunity to dismantle the War on Terror after killing Osama bin Laden. By the end of his tenure, the war metastasized into a bitter, broader culture struggle in search of a demagogue like Trump to lead it." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
National security > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Military policy.
United States > Foreign relations > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government > 2001-2009.
United States > Politics and government > 2009-2017.
Diplomatic relations.
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