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The Resource Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them, John Mueller

Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them, John Mueller

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Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them
Title
Overblown
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how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them
Statement of responsibility
John Mueller
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Language
eng
Summary
Why have there been no terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11? It is easy for a single person with a bomb-filled backpack to launch an attack. So why hasn't it happened? The answer is surely not Homeland Security, which cannot stop terrorists, legally or otherwise; surely not the Iraq war, which has stoked the hatred of Muslim extremists around the world. Is it possible that there are no al-Qaeda terrorists here? Is it possible that the war on terror has been a radical overreaction to a rare event? We have gone to war in two countries and killed tens of thousands; we have launched a massive domestic wiretapping program and created vast databases of information once considered private; the terrorism industry and its allies in the White House and Congress have preyed on our fears and caused enormous damage. It is time to rethink the entire enterprise.--From publisher description
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Mueller, John E
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-
  • Cold War
Label
Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them, John Mueller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-244) and index
Contents
Pt. I. Terrorism's impact. 1. The limited destructiveness of terrorism ; 2. Overacting to terrorism: the terrorism industry -- Pt. II. Historical comparisons. 3. Dates of infamy : Pearl Harbor and 9/11 ; 4. Cold War, containment, and conspiracy ; 5. Nuclear fears, Cold War terrorism, and devils du jour ; 6. Disorderliness in the New World order -- Pt. III. Approaching terror and terrorism. 7. An alternative terrorism policy : absorbing, policing, reducing fear, avoiding overreaction ; 8. Terrorism and terror
Control code
ocm71842854
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 259 p.
Isbn
9781416541714
Lccn
2006051667
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71842854
Label
Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them, John Mueller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-244) and index
Contents
Pt. I. Terrorism's impact. 1. The limited destructiveness of terrorism ; 2. Overacting to terrorism: the terrorism industry -- Pt. II. Historical comparisons. 3. Dates of infamy : Pearl Harbor and 9/11 ; 4. Cold War, containment, and conspiracy ; 5. Nuclear fears, Cold War terrorism, and devils du jour ; 6. Disorderliness in the New World order -- Pt. III. Approaching terror and terrorism. 7. An alternative terrorism policy : absorbing, policing, reducing fear, avoiding overreaction ; 8. Terrorism and terror
Control code
ocm71842854
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 259 p.
Isbn
9781416541714
Lccn
2006051667
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71842854

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