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Author Risen, James, author
Title Pay any price : greed, power, and endless war / James Risen
Imprint New York : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HV6432 .R56 2015    DUE 06-17-21    30610020605390
Edition First Mariner Books edition
Descript xvii, 285 pages ; 21 cm
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Note Originally published in hardcover : Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
Includes index
"War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every bit as shameful as its historic wartime abuses -- and until this book, it has worked very hard to cover them up. Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. FDR authorized the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans. Presidents Bush and Obama now must face their own reckoning. Power corrupts, but it is endless war that corrupts absolutely"-- Provided by publisher
Subject War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Economic aspects -- United States
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Economic aspects -- United States
Abuse of administrative power -- United States
War and emergency powers -- United States
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security. bisacsh
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