Clear and Present Safety

The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.10 hours)
Product Number: Z100150495
Released: May 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982689544
Narrator/s: Mike Chamberlain
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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 dangers to Americans are noncommunicable diseases, gun violence, drug overdoses, and even hospital infections? In this compelling look at what they call the "Threat-Industrial Complex," Michael A. Cohen and Micah Zenko explain why politicians, policy analysts, academics, and journalists are misleading Americans about foreign threats and ignoring more serious national security challenges at home. Cohen and Zenko argue that we should ignore Washington's threat-mongering and focus instead on furthering extraordinary global advances in human development and economic and political cooperation. At home, we should focus on that which actually harms us and undermines our quality of life: substandard schools and health care, inadequate infrastructure, gun violence, income inequality, and political paralysis.

Original Publish Date: May 14, 2019


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Clear and Present Safety
Product Number: BX00124744
Product Number:DD45460
Product Number:Z100150495

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Product Number DD45460
Released: May 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982689506

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