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Clear and present safety : the world has never been better and why that matters to Americans

Author: Michael A Cohen; Micah Zenko
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019] ©2019
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An eye-opening look at the history of national security fear-mongering in America and how it distracts citizens from the issues that really matter What most frightens the average American? Terrorism. North Korea. Iran. But what if none of these are probable or consequential threats to America? What if the world today is safer, freer, wealthier, healthier, and better educated than ever before? What if the real  Read more...
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(OCoLC)1048945170
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Cohen; Micah Zenko
ISBN: 9780300235111 0300235119
OCLC Number: 1089126059
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; A Safer and Freer World; Healthier, Wealthier, Better Educated, and More Interconnected; That Which Harms Us; The Grand American Tradition of Threat Inflation; The Threat-Industrial Complex; An Alternative Post-9/11 History; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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