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Fear's Empire : War, Terrorism, and Democracy - Benjamin R. Barber

Fear's Empire

War, Terrorism, and Democracy

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780393325782
Number Of Pages: 256

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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.

""Fear's Empire is bracing for its clarity, humanity, large-mindedness, and common sense--and downright precious for its sound suggestions as to where we, as a nation, should be going."

Pax Americana; or, preventive war
Eagles and owlsp. 53
The myth of independencep. 65
The war of all against allp. 85
The "new" doctrine of preventive warp. 96
The "old" doctrine of deterrencep. 120
Lex Humana; or, preventive democracy
Preventive democracyp. 163
You can't export McWorld and call it democracyp. 173
You can't export America and call it freedomp. 187
CivWorldp. 218
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ISBN: 9780393325782
ISBN-10: 0393325784
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.3