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Review: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

For anyone who endured the eight years of George W. Bush's administration, the fact that Vice President Cheney exerted undue influence over the president and was able to institute a regime of torture ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

I heard and read about some of the main facts written in this book, but when Jane Mayer put the story altogether I became even more sickened by the administration's (Cheney and Addington's ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

User Review  - Elliot Ratzman - Goodreads

Undermining the Constitution? How about accruing power to the Presidency over Congress, even the Supreme Court, to wage torture? These were the legal statements and hijinks of David Addington “Cheney ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

User Review  - Dana Stabenow - Goodreads

A painstaking and just amazingly detailed account of how extreme rendition (in English, kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (in English, torture) came to be public policy in the current ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

User Review  - Erik Simon - Goodreads

Where to begin? Honestly, where to begin? There were a lot of books about 9/11 and the Iraq War and the Bush Administration and all of that stuff that I didn't bother to read because I knew the ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

User Review  - Barb - Goodreads

a book i struggled to complete, and read several books inbetween. a lot of facts, a lot of "players", and the worst part of it, is that it is all true. Americans should be very thankful that they have ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

User Review  - Steve Horton - Goodreads

Awesome account of former VP Cheney as anti-Christ, leading the "fight" against terrorism regardless of the impact on America's fundamental principles of justice. It struck me as frightening that one ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

This is an ambitious work of reportage that discusses how far over the line the US stepped in its pursuit of the war on terror, and why. In regard to the actual definition of torture, Mayer uses ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

Combined with the lessons learned from Angler, The Dark Side by Jane Mayer has given me a greater appreciation of how power was wielded in the executive branch during the Bush years. On many occasions ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

User Review  - Daniel Solera - Goodreads

Not since I read Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine have I clenched my fists while reading. Jane Mayer's vitriolic political investigation is a fitting companion piece to Klein's humanist manifesto ... Read full review


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