Resurgence of the Warfare State
Resurgence of the Warfare State

Resurgence of the Warfare State

The Crisis Since 9/11

POLITICAL SCIENCE

272 Pages, 6 x 9

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Paperback, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: October 2005

ISBN 9780945999560

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Overview

Exploring the politics and morality that pulled the United States into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this collection of essays, stories, and satirical pieces lambasts the highest officials in the executive branch for incompetence and moral blindness. Analyses of both wars and the crisis following 9/11 portray the conflicts as opportunities for special interests to entrench themselves in the U.S. government at the expense of U.S. citizens’ civil liberties and tax dollars, and the lives of numerous Afghan and Iraqi non-combatants. Pulling no punches, this work holds George W. Bush and members of his cabinet accountable for acts that would have been prosecutable were the defendants in question not government entities.

Reviews

"Robert Higgs is a prophet who deserves honor and more importantly, urgent attention."  —Daniel Ellsberg, author, The Pentagon Papers  

"Strikes a telling blow for liberty and merits a thunderous welcome by Americans."  —Michael Scheuer, author, Imperial Hubris

"Higgs is at his best combining his knowledge of history and economics with a passion for liberty."  —Ron Paul, U.S. Congressman  

Author Biography

Robert Higgs is senior fellow at the Independent Institute. He is the author of Competition and Coercion, Crisis and Leviathan, and The Transformation of the American Economy 1865–1914. He lives outside New Orleans.

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