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Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy
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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 17th 2004 by W. W. Norton Company
(first published 2003)
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Aug 21, 2009 rabbitprincess rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in this sort of book
Recommended to rabbitprincess by: prof
Read for a first-year political science class, where we had to write a critical review. At the time I considered it to be slightly more centrist than the usual "angry leftist" stuff I read, and that viewpoint was actually pretty welcome. It was reasonably well written, too. Of course, this is a five-year-old review, so perhaps if I read it again my opinion would change. Still, worth a read if you're into this sort of book.
American political theorist perhaps best known for his 1996 bestseller, Jihad vs. McWorld.More about Benjamin R. Barber...