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The matador's cape : America's reckless response to terror

Author: Stephen Holmes
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates Washington's fatal misreading of 'the enemy' after 9/11 and its consequences.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Holmes
ISBN: 9780521875165 0521875161
OCLC Number: 76864189
Description: x, 367 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Did religious extremism cause 9/11? --
Why military superiority breeds illusions --
How the war was lost --
Radicals trapped in the past --
A self-inflicted wound --
Searching for a new enemy after the Cold War --
Humanitarianism with teeth --
The war of the liberals --
The neo-conservative intifada --
Liberalism strangled by war --
The unilateralist curse --
Battling lawlessness with lawlessness --
The infallibility trap --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stephen Holmes.
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'Holmes has written a powerful and philosophically erudite survey of what we think we understand about the 9/11 attacks.' Middle East Online

 
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