While America Sleeps: A Wake-Up Call for the Post-9/11 Era

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Crown/Archetype, Mar 12, 2013 - Political Science - 320 pages
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CHAMPION OF PROGRESSIVES AND LIBERALS, FORMER SENATOR RUSS FEINGOLD EXPLAINS FROM HIS UNIQUE VIEW WHERE AMERICA WENT WRONG AFTER 9/11 AND HOW WE CAN REVERSE OUR MISSTEPS.

Known for sticking to his convictions and revered across party lines, Russ Feingold draws extensively on his time as a member of the Senate Foregin Relations and Judiciary committees and with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to look at the failures of government in the post-9/11 era.
Feingold's hope is that when the history of this era is written, it will be said that America was taken off guard at the height of its power, then stumbled for a decade in an unfamiliar environment before ultimately finding a new national committment to unity and resolving to adapt to its new status and leadership role in the world. With echoes of Churchill and Kennedy, While America Sleeps analyzes the ten years following 9/11 and proposes solutions to the international problems that threaten our country.
 

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Contents

A Quiet Almost Smoldering Determination
21
A Growing Climate of Fear in the Capital
43
The Iraq Deception
63
A Game of Risk
87
In for a Penny in fora Pound
114
An Old Wish List of the FBI
147
A Pre1776 Mindset
167
Morphing Islam into Al Oaeda
187
Trivializing National Security and Foreign Policy for Political Gain
202
Economic Collapse and the Loss of International Focus
213
Members of Congress Engaging Other Countries
233
Americans Reaching Out to the Rest of the World
251
Conclusion
270
Acknowledgments
279
Index
295
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RUSS FEINGOLD represented the state of Wisconsin in the United States Senate from 1993 to 2011. Since leaving the Senate, he has been a visiting professor at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee and was the inaugural Mimi and Peter Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford University. In 2011, Feingold founded Progressives United, an organization devoted to challenging the dominance of corporate money over our American democracy.

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