Resurgence of the Warfare State: The Crisis Since 9/11

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Independent Institute, 2005 - Political Science - 252 pages
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Exploring the politics and morality that pulled the United States into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this collection of essays, stories, and satirical pieces lambasts the highest officials in the executive branch for incompetence and moral blindness. Analyses of both wars and the crisis following 9/11 portray the conflicts as opportunities for special interests to entrench themselves in the U.S. government at the expense of U.S. citizens’ civil liberties and tax dollars, and the lives of numerous Afghan and Iraqi non-combatants. Pulling no punches, this work holds George W. Bush and members of his cabinet accountable for acts that would have been prosecutable were the defendants in question not government entities.

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Cr1s1s and Lev1athan Aga1n i
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Benefits and Costs of the U S Governments
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Federal Oversight Wont Improve Airport Security
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\Robert Higgs is senior fellow at the Independent Institute. He is the author of Competition and Coercion, Crisis and Leviathan, and The Transformation of the American Economy 1865–1914. He lives outside New Orleans.

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