National Insecurity

Author: David Rothkopf
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 161039738X
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In the wake of 9/11, America and its people have experienced a sense of vulnerability unprecedented in the nation's recent history. Buffeted by challenges from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the financial crisis, from Washington dysfunction to the rise of China and the dawn of the era of cyber warfare, two very different presidents and their advisors have struggled to cope with a relentless array of new threats. You may think you know the story. But in National Insecurity, David Rothkopf offers an entirely new perspective into the hidden struggles, the surprising triumphs, and the shocking failures of those charged with leading the United States through one of the most difficult periods in its history. Thanks to his extraordinary access, Rothkopf provides fresh insights drawing on more than one hundred exclusive interviews with the key players who shaped this era. At its core, National Insecurity is the gripping story of a superpower in crisis, seeking to adapt to a rapidly changing world, sometimes showing inspiring resilience—but often undone by the human flaws of those at the top, the mismanagement of its own system, the temptation to concentrate too much power within the hands of too few in the White House itself, and an unwillingness to draw the right lessons from the recent past. Nonetheless, within that story are unmistakable clues to a way forward that can help restore American leadership.

National Insecurity

Author: Melvin A. Goodman
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872865959
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Former CIA analyst reveals why pumping more money into US military spending destabilizes both the economy and long-term national security

National Insecurity

Author: Craig Eisendrath
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592137794
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A drastic reform of intelligence activities is long overdue. The Cold War has been over for ten years. No country threatens this nation's existence. Yet we still spend billions of dollars on covert action and espionage. In National Insecurity ten prominent experts describe, from an insider perspective, what went wrong with U.S. intelligence and what will be necessary to fix it. Drawing on their experience in government administration, research, and the foreign service, they propose a radical rethinking of the United States' intelligence needs in the post-Cold War world. In addition, they offer a coherent and unified plan for reform that can simultaneously protect U. S. security and uphold the values of our democratic system. As we now know, even during the Cold War, when intelligence was seen as a matter of life and death, our system served us badly. It provided unreliable information, which led to a grossly inflated military budget, as it wreaked havoc around the world, supporting corrupt regimes, promoting the drug trade, and repeatedly violating foreign and domestic laws. Protected by a shroud of secrecy, it paid no price for its mistakes. Instead it grew larger and more insulated every year. Taking into consideration our strategic interests abroad as well as the price of covert operations in dollars, in reliability, and in good will, every American taxpayer can be informed by and will want to read this book. National Insecurity is essential for readers interested in contemporary political issues, international relations, U.S. history, public policy issues, foreign policy, intelligence reform, and political science.

Indefensible Space

Author: Michael Sorkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135925631
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Showing how the upswell of paranoia and growing demand for security in the post-9/11 world has paradoxically created widespread insecurity, these varied essays examine how this anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces both architectural and personal, encroaching on all aspects of everyday life. Starting from the most literal level—barricades and barriers in front of buildings, beefed up border patrols, gated communities, "safe rooms,"—to more abstract levels—enhanced surveillance at public spaces such as airports, increasing worries about contagion, the psychological predilection for fortified space—the contributors cover the full gamut of securitized public life that is defining the zeitgeist of twenty-first century America

It s a Conspiracy

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Publisher: Bathroom Readers Press
ISBN: 9781879682108
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Presents the facts behind over sixty conspiracies, including Malcolm X's murder, Richard Nixon and the Vietnam peace talks, the death of Elvis Presley, Watergate, and the suspicious death of Warren G. Harding

Apocalypse Management

Author: Ira Chernus
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Apocalypse Management explains Dwight Eisenhower's eight years of self-defeating cold war policies by analyzing the pattern of Eisenhower's private and public discourse, a pattern that still dominates U.S. foreign policy, keeping us in the same state of national insecurity that marked the Eisenhower era.

National Insecurities

Author: Deirdre M. Moloney
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807882615
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For over a century, deportation and exclusion have defined eligibility for citizenship in the United States and, in turn, have shaped what it means to be American. In this broad analysis of policy from 1882 to present, Deirdre Moloney places current debates about immigration issues in historical context. Focusing on several ethnic groups, Moloney closely examines how gender and race led to differences in the implementation of U.S. immigration policy as well as how poverty, sexuality, health, and ideologies were regulated at the borders. Emphasizing the perspectives of immigrants and their advocates, Moloney weaves in details from case files that illustrate the impact policy decisions had on individual lives. She explores the role of immigration policy in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and other nations, and shows how federal, state, and local agencies had often conflicting priorities and approaches to immigration control. Throughout, Moloney traces the ways that these policy debates contributed to a modern understanding of citizenship and human rights in the twentieth century and even today.

National Insecurity

Author: Linda Weiss
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741760836
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Delving deep into Australia's international relations, this book looks at the government of Prime Minister Howard, exposing his extreme attempt to court the United States as an ally and its dire effect on the nation's security, future prosperity, and cultural values. Three expert academics examine trade deals on uranium, agriculture, and defense, showing how Australia is being undermined by its own leaders. They also offer a compelling explanation of this pattern of betrayal.

Cold War Canada

Author: Reginald Whitaker
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ISBN: 9780802079503
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The chilling effects of anti-communist policies in post-war Canada. Whitaker and Marcuse reconstruct the secret and silent purges while tracing spy scandals, the growth of security screenings, and attacks on individuals.