Paper $21.95 ISBN: 9781842774977 Published May 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $59.95 ISBN: 9781842774960 Published July 2004 For sale in North and South America only

Imperial Overstretch

George W. Bush and the Hubris of Empire

Roger Burbach and Jim Tarbell

Imperial Overstretch

Roger Burbach and Jim Tarbell

Distributed for Zed Books

256 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $21.95 ISBN: 9781842774977 Published May 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $59.95 ISBN: 9781842774960 Published July 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Acknowledgements
Prologue: the Toll of Empire
 
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 Coups/ 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
 
Bibliography
Index
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style |

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from Zed Books. RSS Feed