Selling US Wars

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Achin Vanaik
Interlink Books, 2007 - History - 370 pages
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The real reasons for the war In Iraq--"control of all pricing and policies, expansion of US power, establishment of US bases in the strategic Middle East, defense of Israel--"were kept hidden from the American people. Instead, justifications for the illegal war were cloaked in the high-sounding slogans of "fighting the war on terrorism," "keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of rogue states," and finally, "bringing democracy to the Middle East."
  

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Contents

Over accumulation FinancialCrises and the Retreat from Globalization
25
Manufacturing Common Sense or Cultural Hegemony for Beginners
53
American Exceptionalism and US Empire
89
Political Terrorism the US Imperial Project
119
The Empire of Fear
147
A Reconceptualization
183
And the Name for Our Profits is Democracy
207
State Weakness as Imperial Pretext
241
Illicit Drugs as Moral Evil Useful Enemy
269
Conclusion
299
Contributors
327
Notes
329
Abbreviations
361
Index
363
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