RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 56504831 LA English T1 Total insecurity : the myth of American omnipotence A1 Brightman, Carol., PB Verso PP London; New York YR 2004 SN 1844670104 9781844670109 AB "Carol Brightman shows how America's obsession with security following September 11, 2001, has prompted a permanent state of war and a permanent war economy, which has been a long time in formation by conservative strategists. She warns of the rise of Iraqi nationalism that US actions have brought about. And she analyzes the US abandonment of international treaties and security arrangements as more countries - including Iraq in 2000 - have switched or threaten to switch from dollars to euros for oil trading." "In a set of personal and historical reflections, Carol Brightman revisits the dissent of the 1960s and '70s and compares it to the protests of today. Brightman suggests that it will take more than regime change in Washington to dispel the myths and illusions about unilateral American power."--Jacket.