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Spiral : Trapped in the Forever War (MP3-CD) (Mark Danner)

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The War on Terror has led to fourteen years of armed conflict, the longest war in America's history. Al Qaeda, the organization that attacked us on 9/11, has been replaced by multiple jihadist and terror organizations, including the most notorious-ISIS.Spiral is what we can call a perpetual and continuously widening war that has put the country in a "state of exception." Bush's promise that we have "taken the gloves off" and Obama's inability to define an end game have had a profound effect on us even though the actual combat is fought by a tiny percentage of our citizens. In the name of security, some of our accustomed rights and freedoms are circumscribed. Guantanamo, indefinite detention, drone warfare, enhanced interrogation, torture, and warrantless wiretapping are all words that have become familiar and tolerated.And yet the war goes badly as the Middle East drowns in civil wars and the Caliphate expands and brutalized populations flee and seek asylum in Europe. In defining the War on Terror as boundless, apocalyptic, and unceasing, we have, Danner concludes, "let it define us as ideological crusaders caught in an endless war."
Genre: Political Science, History, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Author: Mark Danner
Language: English
Street Date: June 28, 2016
TCIN: 51753503
UPC: 9781515957997
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-4520

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