Pay any price : greed, power, and endless war / James Risen
- Risen, James
- Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- xvii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
- Greed. Pallets of cash ; The Emperor of the War on Terror ; The new oligarchs -- Power. Rosetta ; Alarbus ; Too big to fail -- Endless war. The war on decency ; The war on normalcy ; The war on truth.
- "War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every bit as shameful as its historic wartime abuses -- and until this book, it has worked very hard to cover them up. Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. FDR authorized the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans. Presidents Bush and Obama now must face their own reckoning. Power corrupts, but it is endless war that corrupts absolutely"--
- War on Terrorism, 2001-2009—Economic aspects—United States
- Iraq War, 2003-2011—Economic aspects—United States
- Abuse of administrative power—United States
- War and emergency powers—United States
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
- 0544341414 (hardcover)
- Includes index.
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