The Violent American Century War And Terror Since World War Ii

Author: John W. Dower
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608467236
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World War II marked the apogee of industrialized “total war.” Great powers savaged one another. Hostilities engulfed the globe. Mobilization extended to virtually every sector of every nation. Air war, including the terror bombing of civilians, emerged as a central strategy of the victorious Anglo-American powers. The devastation was catastrophic almost everywhere, with the notable exception of the United States, which exited the strife unscathed and unmatched in power and influence. The death toll of fighting forces plus civilians worldwide was staggering.

The Violent “American Century” addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945—beginning with brutal localized hostilities, proxy wars, and the nuclear terror of the Cold War, and ending with the asymmetrical conflicts of the present day. The military playbook now meshes brute force with a focus on non-state terrorism, counterinsurgency, clandestine operations, a vast web of overseas American military bases, and—most touted of all—a revolutionary new era of computerized “precision” warfare. By contrast to World War II, postwar death and destruction has been comparatively small. By any other measure, it has been appalling—and shows no sign of abating.

The winner of numerous national prizes for his historical writings, including the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, Dower draws heavily on hard data and internal U.S. planning and pronouncements in this concise analysis of war and terror in our time. In doing so, he places U.S. policy and practice firmly within the broader context of global mayhem, havoc, and slaughter since World War II—always with bottom-line attentiveness to the human costs of this legacy of unceasing violence.


The Violent American Century

Author: John W. Dower
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608467260
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The winner of numerous national prizes for his historical writings, including the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, Dower draws heavily on hard data and internal U.S. planning and pronouncements in this concise analysis of war and ...

The Violent American Century

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The Violent "American Century” addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945.

The Violent American Century

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War Without Mercy

Author: John Dower
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307816141
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD AN AMERICAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST Now in paperback, War Without Mercy has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most original and important books to be written about the war ...

Cultures Of War Pearl Harbor Hiroshima 9 11 Iraq

Author: John W. Dower
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393340686
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian presents a comparative analysis of September 11 and the subsequent War on Terror with Pearl Harbor and World War II, addressing institutional failures of intelligence and imagination and the driving forces ...

Ways Of Forgetting Ways Of Remembering

Author: John Dower
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595588116
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The book is a fascinating and probing look at the ways in which we remember the tangled history between the United States and Japan and how it is still invoked today.

Policing America S Empire

Author: Alfred W. McCoy
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299234133
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This book proves Mark Twain’s adage that you cannot have an empire abroad and a republic at home.”—Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago “This book lays the Philippine body politic on the examination table to reveal the disease that ...

Splinterlands

Author: John Feffer
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608467252
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He may be humanity's last best chance to explain how the world unraveled—if he can survive the savage beauty of the Splinterlands. John Feffer is the director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Shadow Wars

Author: Christopher Davidson
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786070022
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This is the utterly compelling, systematic dissection of Western interference in the Middle East. Christopher Davidson exposes the dark side of our foreign policy – dragging many disturbing facts out into the light for the first time.

Colonial Crucible

Author: Alfred W. McCoy
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299231033
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Moving well beyond theory, this volume takes the next step, adding a fine-grained, empirical texture to the study of U.S. imperialism by analyzing its specific consequences.