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Lucas, Scott

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Works: 13 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 3,565 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographical films  Documentary films  Educational films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E183.8.S65, 327.73047
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Publications by Scott Lucas
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Freedom's war : the American crusade against the Soviet Union by Scott Lucas( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"American policy-makers went far beyond the policy of Soviet challenge. In the name of freedom the U.S. government approved propaganda, economic warfare and covert action as well as diplomatic and military action to crush the Red Menace. Freedom's War is the first book to examine comprehensively the American pursuit of the liberation of Eastern Europe from the end of World War II until the failure of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. It shows how the American vision of freedom led to interventions in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and it details the massive propaganda campaign to persuade people at home and abroad of the virtues of U.S. possession of the atomic bomb. Most significantly, Freedom's War explores in detail the most important legacy of the Cold War: the forging of a network linking government and private groups, from labor unions to women's organizations to academics in the crusade against Communism. Beginning with the declaration of the Truman Doctrine, Lucas argues that the Cold War was a total war that required the contribution of all sectors of American society."--Jacket
Britain and Suez : the lion's last roar ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Kilder til forståelse af Suezkrisen og dens udvikling
The betrayal of dissent : beyond Orwell, Hitchens and the new American century by Scott Lucas( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Since his death in 1950, George Orwell has been canonised as England's foremost political writer, and the standard-bearer of honesty and decency for the honourable 'Left'. In this controversial polemic, Scott Lucas argues that the exaltation of Orwell, far from upholding dissent against the State, has sought to quash such opposition. Indeed, Orwell has become the icon of those who, in the pose of the contrarian, try to silence public opposition to US and U K foreign policy in the 'War on Terror'. Lucas's lively and readable critique of public intellectuals including Christopher Hitchens, Michael Walzer, David Aaronovitch, and Johann Hari - who have all invoked Orwellian honesty and decency to shut down dissent - will appeal to anyone disillusioned with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Lucas contends that these leading journalists and commentators have used Orwell to justify their own political transition from radicals to upholders of the establishment. All of them play influential roles in supporting the UK and US governments' charge that opponents of war -- and those who question the motives behind American foreign policy and its implementation -- should be condemned as 'appeasers of mass murder'. This controversial book shows how Orwell has been used since 9/11 to justify, in the guise of independent thought, the suppression of dissent. We must rescue ourselves from Orwell and from those who take on his guise so, as Lucas puts it, our 'silencing is... vital to a "manufacture of consent" for the wars which are supposedly being fought in our name and for our good'
Orwell by Scott Lucas( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Challenging US foreign policy : America and the world in the long twentieth century by Bevan Sewell( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Some categorisations of US power have long governed analyses of American foreign policy - concepts such as 'empire', 'decline', 'superpower', 'the Cold War' and 'the War on Terror' - and have led to a distortion that sees US policy measured by broad labels, rather than on its own terms. This fresh new approach seeks to challenge these terms
Trials of engagement : the future of US public diplomacy ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Freedom's war : the US crusade against the Soviet Union, 1945-56 by Scott Lucas( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Queen Victoria ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A profile of Britain's longest reigning monarch, who presided over an era of industrial and scientific advances, social change and empire building
George Orwell and the betrayal of dissent by Scott Lucas( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Contemporary British history 1931-61 : adjusting to consensus ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The lion's last roar : Britain and the Suez crisis by Scott Lucas( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Freedom's war : the US crusade against the Soviet Union by Scott Lucas( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The Defense Department's alternative fuels policy by Scott Lucas( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lucas, W. S. 1962-
Lucas, W. Scott 1962-
Scott Lucas, W. 1962-
Languages
English (66)
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