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The Forty Years War

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s/t: The Neocon Ascendancy from Nixon's Fall to the Invasion of Iraq

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 polic/>

Hardcover, 512 pages
Published December 8th 2009 by Harper (first published December 1st 2009)
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Jun 23, 2010 rated it it was ok
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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.
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
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This book is well written and tremendously informative.
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Danger Room guy's dad.
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Very interesting behind the scenes look at the rise of the neocons. Most informative.................and a bit scary.
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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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