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Imperial overstretch : George W. Bush and the hubris of empire

Author: Roger Burbach; Jim Tarbell
Publisher: Nova Scotia : Fernwood : Bangalore : Books for Change : Beirut : World Book Pub. : Kuala Lumpur : SIRD : Cape Town : Spearhead : London ; New York : Zed Books : New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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Presenting insights into the neo-conservative personalities surrounding George W. Bush, this work is a disturbing analysis of the prospects for the US presidency and its global ambitions.
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Named Person: George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Burbach; Jim Tarbell
ISBN: 1842774964 9781842774960 1842774972 9781842774977 1552661407 9781552661406 8182910005 9788182910003 9953140510 9789953140513 9832535298 9789832535294 0864866593 9780864866592
OCLC Number: 1035327743
Description: viii, 240 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. George W. Bush and the reality of empire. Bush and imperial overstretch --
Mythology and the American empire --
The empire of deceit --
Militarization of the empire --
Multi-polar resistance to empire --
The empire confronts the republic --
Rise of the 'second superpower'. 2. Empire as the American way of life. Defining empire, the American way --
The foundation of the American empire --
Fighting Communism --
Rise of the Bushes. 3. The 'American century'. Setting the ground rules for empire --
Truman: scaring the hell out of Americans --
The subjection of Latin America --
Seizing the prize --
On revolutions and CIA groups --
Counter-revolutionary warfare --
Globalizing the empire --
The new world order. 4. The rise of the Bush people. The movement that upended the establishment --
Corporate right --
Rise of the neo-cons --
The next generation --
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) --
Things go better with God --
Republikud --
Costs of empire. 5. The making of George W. Bush. The privileged American dream --
Atonement --
Finding his persona --
The governor --
Headed towards the White House --
Who is this man? --
The iron triangle --
Oil power --
A political circus. 6. The politics of fear: Bush hijacks 11 September. The open door to war --
'Why do they hate us?' --
The unilateral 'coalition' --
The empire confronts the republic at home --
The dirty war in Afghanistan --
Bush and the axis of evil. 7. The drums of pre-emptive war. History of US intervention in Iraq --
The oil connection --
Selling the war --
The intelligence war --
Multilateral consensus? --
The unwilling. 8. Iraq and the imperial dead-enders. Preventive war --
The non-existent road map for the empire --
The oblivious empire --
The incompetent emperor --
The mirage of an occupied 'democracy' --
The counter-insurgency war. 9. The interregnum: an empire in descent confronts a world in upheaval. Economic overstretch --
The interregnum --
The Pentagon's corrupt spartans --
The empire's new frontier --
Iraq around the clock --
The world in revolt --
The new internationalism.
Responsibility: Roger Burbach, Jim Tarbell.
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Presenting insights into the neo-conservative personalities surrounding George W. Bush, this work is a disturbing analysis of the prospects for the US presidency and its global ambitions.

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