Spiral

Trapped in the Forever War
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Product Number: Z100117570
Released: Jun 28, 2016
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ISBN: #9781515927990
Narrator/s: Tom Zingarelli
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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The War on Terror has led to fourteen years of armed conflict, the longest war in America's history. Al Qaeda, the organization that attacked us on 9/11, has been replaced by multiple jihadist and terror organizations, including the most notorious-ISIS. Spiral is what we can call a perpetual and continuously widening war that has put the country in a "state of exception." Bush's promise that we have "taken the gloves off" and Obama's inability to define an end game have had a profound effect on us even though the actual combat is fought by a tiny percentage of our citizens. In the name of security, some of our accustomed rights and freedoms are circumscribed. Guantanamo, indefinite detention, drone warfare, enhanced interrogation, torture, and warrantless wiretapping are all words that have become familiar and tolerated. And yet the war goes badly as the Middle East drowns in civil wars and the Caliphate expands and brutalized populations flee and seek asylum in Europe. In defining the War on Terror as boundless, apocalyptic, and unceasing, we have, Mark Danner concludes, "let it define us as ideological crusaders caught in an endless war."

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Author(s): Mark Danner
Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016

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Author(s): Mark Danner
Narrator(s): Tom Zingarelli
Product Number DD26377
Released: Jun 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515907992
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Author(s): Mark Danner
Product Number EB00614600
Released: Jun 14, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781476747781

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