[bksvol-discuss] Submitted/nonfiction

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:56:44 -0400

Hi all,

I've just submitted for proofing "The United States of Fear" by Tom

It's benn read and spell-checked. Headers stripped, page numbers/chapter
titles present, text/headings formatted. 225 pages.

In 2008, when the U. S.  National Intelligence Council issued its latest
report meant for the administration of newly elected President Barack Obama,
it predicted that the planet?s ?sole superpower? would suffer a modest
decline and a soft landing fifteen years hence.   In his new bookThe United
States of Fear, Tom Engelhardt makes clear that Americans should don their
crash helmets and buckle their seat belts, because the United States is on
the path to a major decline at a startling speed.  Engelhardt offers a
savage anatomy of how successive administrations in Washington took the
?Soviet path??pouring American treasure into the military, war, and national
security?and so helped drive their country off the nearest cliff.   This is
the startling tale of how fear was profitably shot into the national
bloodstream, how the country?gripped by terror fantasies?was locked down,
and how a brain-dead Washington elite fiddled (and profited) while America
quietly burned.   Think of it as the story of how the Cold War really ended,
with the triumphalist ?sole superpower? of 1991 heading slowly for the same
exit through which the Soviet Union left the stage twenty years earlier.


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