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User Review  - stevetempo - LibraryThing

A very informative and disturbing read, but well worth it. Also great case history of extremism and how noble ideas (i.e. protecting America against terrorist attack) can go array. Checks and balances are what the American government is all about (in theory). Lets hope we are now on a better track. 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  - Jennifer Arnold - Goodreads

For me, Mayer's book brought to mind a line from Yeats (one of my favorite poets)..."The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity." In this case, it's 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  - Paul Rhodes - Goodreads

Well, I finished the book. Quick read, and most of it I had read already in the pages of The New Yorker. Still, it is nice and convenient to have Jane Mayer's articles all in one continuous narrative ... 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  - David - Goodreads

This book makes my blood boil. These people, who not only authorized torture, but encouraged it, have disgraced our country and screwed up our struggle against jihadism. It is a story of incompetence ... Read full review


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