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The Forty Years War: The Rise and Fall of the Neocons, from Nixon to Obama

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In this groundbreaking book, renowned investigative writers Len Colodny and Tom Shachtman chronicle the little-understood evolution of the neoconservative movement—from its birth as a rogue insurgency in the Nixon White House through its ascent to full and controversial control of America's foreign policy in the Bush years, to its repudiation with the election of Barack Ob ...more
ebook, 512 pages
Published December 8th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published December 1st 2009)
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Tom
Jun 23, 2010 Tom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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A ton of names and events get thrown at you (a full third of the book about Nixon and Watergate) in order to prove a point about Fritz Kramer and the neocon agenda. The same point could have been made with less detail and more analysis.
Travis
Apr 12, 2011 Travis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding books. Almost reads like a conspiracy theory book in the way it links together events in history that you didn't not know were linked. Authors are legit though and the subject matter is pretty important for understanding our current political climate.
Dudley
Apr 07, 2013 Dudley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good and detailed examination of the past forty years of the neocons and the abuse of power that occurred during most every administration starting.
Bobbie57
Nov 04, 2013 Bobbie57 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is well written and tremendously informative.
John Burnett
Danger Room guy's dad.
Ann Cardwell
Jan 21, 2016 Ann Cardwell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting behind the scenes look at the rise of the neocons. Most informative.................and a bit scary.
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Jul 19, 2012 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting history of the Neo-Con movement in foreign policy.
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Interesting overview of the backgrounds and ideology of the most prominent neocons.
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Apr 30, 2017 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Forty Years war covers the rise of the Neocons that came about under Nixon and rose to prominence under Bush 43 with Cheney and Rumsfeld. As with every great story in history this one needs a villain and the villain here is Fritz Kramer the mastermind of neoconservative thought. His believe that preemptive action (so long as moral high ground was not sacrificed) was a way of battle and his tutelage of everyone from Kissinger to Haig to Schlesinger helped foment this policy in the hearts and ...more
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