Rogue State

Rogue State

America at War With the World

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
The experienced war correspondent examines the world's perceptions of the United States during the Bush administration and charts the emergence of America as "rogue state"--acting in its own interests but disregarding the wishes of the rest of the world. Original.

Perseus Publishing
On the morning of September 12, 2001, America had the love and support of the world. It was a unique moment, when the United States might have mobilized a worldwide movement of nations and peoples in a genuine effort to fight terrorism. That did not happen. Instead the world became a more dangerous place? not because of terrorist attacks?but because the Bush administration went on a kind of foreign policy rampage. Rogue State tells the story of how Bush and those around him squandered the goodwill of the world, insulted America's allies, lost the respect of developing nations, and unleashed a new era of danger and instability in international affairs in the course of an unelected president's single-minded drive to launch an unneeded war in Iraq. Allman fits the Bush administration's Iraq obsession into the pattern of its wider campaign of alienation and destabilization. From its scorn for worldwide efforts to ban torture and chemical weapons, its refusal to ratify the Kyoto accords, to its own North Korea?like repudiation of the nuclear test ban treaty, and its sabotaging of attempts to make international crimes against humanity punishable offenses, Allman portrays a U.S. presidency in an exasperated, and increasingly frightened world.


Blackwell North Amer
Compellingly, and drawing on rich, historical detail, Rogue State tells the story of how George W. Bush and the neocons he's placed in power in Washington unleashed a new era of danger in international affairs. From Bush's own North Korea-like repudiation of the anti-ballistic missile treaty, to his deception of the American public over weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Allman portrays a U.S. presidency run amok in an exasperated, increasingly frightened world.

Baker
& Taylor

The war correspondent examines the world's perceptions of the United States during the Bush administration and charts the emergence of America as "rogue state"--acting in its own interests but disregarding the wishes of the rest of the world.

Publisher: New York : Nation Books : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2004
Description: 421 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781560255628
1560255625
Branch Call Number: 327.73 Alm

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